8 We met Wirral birder Stuart Brown at the gate and we arranged that he should share our car. Weather Widget With time pressing we headed back to Port Nis to find Lee Evans and friends panicking slightly as the bird hadn't been seen since we left. ), ( We waited for 4 hrs before they decided to put us on the plane that was supposed to be going to Inverness. Luckily Steve had the sense to bring his camera out! Eventually I arrived home at 19.00 a full 21 hours after I'd left home. However the airline had other ideas. 6 ), ( ), ( Naturalist Alexander Wilson, often called the "father of American ornithology," described the Wilson’s Warbler in … A great trip though with good company & a good craic. 36 94 I'd left my camera in the boot of the hire car not expecting such good views as the previous day's it had been very elusive and some people got only the briefest of views. ), ( Birds: Wilson's Warbler What do you call that bright yellow bird with the olive back, black-black eyes, and black hat? 99 ), ( Arriving at Edinburgh we parked up and settled in the Flybe lounge for breakfast before heading off to Stornoway and our hire car. Population declines have become steeper and more prevalent since 1980, and BBS data for 1966-2004 show significant negative trends rangewide (annual trend = -1.6%, p = 0.00, n = 4 The 2nd is seeing the bird and the final 3rd is getting home. In spring, males passed through our two northernmost sites—Tok and … It sure is cute as it sings and eats tiny insects right in front of your eyes. I first met Tony when I travelled to Lewis last November to see a Chimney Swift. Wilson’s Warblers dance around willow and alder thickets, often near water, to the rapid beat of their chattering song. ), ( Since we were on on a flight to Glasgow we'd have to wait on the plane until it had refuelled and then wait until the fog had learned at Glasgow to land there and get our transfer to Edingburgh. 50 While extremely rare in the UK, the Wilson's Warbler is relatively common in North America "It was bright yellow of an intensity I'd never seen in a bird before. Eight of us insisted in getting off the plane only to be told we'd have to arrange our own transport to Edinburgh. There it was a fantastically bright yellow male Wilsons Warbler sat on a fence unconcerned by its admirers. After a good sleep and a heart breakfast we took our allocated taxi back to Stornoway airport and checked in. There was a moments suspended disbelief when news broke of a male Wilson's Warbler on the Isle of Lewis exactly 30 years ago to the day of the only other UK record at Rame Head in Cornwall. Another week another Island - Chestnut Bunting, Pa... Jason Atkinson's birding in Shetland & Cheshire, Pirate Birding - Ilya Maclean in Cornwall. 77 Setting off from home sat 10 pm I picked Steve up and set off. 2 9 The presence of a Yellow-browed Warbler that had been in the same area as the Wilson's was a good sign..... Thirty tense minutes passed before Stuart whispered 'I've got it'. Due to work commitments I couldn't go straight away but arranged with Steve I'd pick him up to drive through the night to catch the first flight to Stornoway from Edinburgh a few days later. 11 There it was a fantastically bright yellow male Wilsons Warbler sat on a fence unconcerned by its admirers. The Wilson's Warbler is found in a large diversity of environments in the winter. ), ( The presence of a Yellow-browed Warbler that had been in the same area as the Wilson's was a good sign........... Thirty tense minutes passed before Stuart whispered 'I've got it'. peninsular ), ( Many have a distinctive black cap. A yellow warbler, right? Met Office. Hours passed before the announcement was made that Glashoe airport was fog bound and we'd be delayed. ), Post Comments Making the most of the situation Stuart, Steve & I enjoyed a good meal and a few beers before heading for some well earned rest. ), ( Few people were lucky enough to see that bird so this one was going to cause a lot of interest. As more people arrived the bird became easier to relocate when it moved. 16 ), ( ), ( is provided by the As if to make up for its previous tardiness the bird showed continuously for about 2 minutes as it moved along the fence surrounding its favoured plantation. Cheshire & Wirral: 316 Rose-coloured Starling. Not exactly. ), ( The only downside was we were being flown to Glasgow in the morning where the airline would transfer us by taxi or coach to Edinburgh! ), ( Naively we expected to be allowed off the plane and that arrangements would be made to transfer us from Prestwick to Edinburgh.