66 96 77 ), ( ), ( ). 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. 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. ), ( Birds: Wilson's Warbler What do you call that bright yellow bird with the olive back, black-black eyes, and black hat? 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. ), ( A minor rebellion ensued with a group us us refusing to accept this stupidity - at least if we got off at Prestwick we knew what time we'd be getting home! ), ( The male has a black crown patch; depending on the subspecies, that mark is reduced or absent in the female. 6 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! This ), ( and beyond. Eventually I arrived home at 19.00 a full 21 hours after I'd left home. Birding the Wirral There it was a fantastically bright yellow male Wilsons Warbler sat on a fence unconcerned by its admirers. A great trip though with good company & a good craic. We captured Wilson's Warblers with mist nets for ≥5 years during spring (northbound) and autumn (southbound) migration. ), ( Hours passed before the announcement was made that Glashoe airport was fog bound and we'd be delayed. ), ( ), ( We were sat on the plane when the ground agent told us there'd been a change of plan and we now went flying but would have to wait until the morning. Driving to the Butt of Lewis we birdied a few sites with no success before just enjoying the spectacular views around the lighthouse. ), ( This bright yellow warbler with a black cap is one of the smallest warblers in the U.S. and among the most recognizable. Setting off from home sat 10 pm I picked Steve up and set off. Forages in dense shrubs for insects. Wilson’s Warbler populations have shown variable increases and decreases in different regions and over different time periods. ), ( Small, bright yellow warbler with olive upperparts. 5 ), ( Eight of us insisted in getting off the plane only to be told we'd have to arrange our own transport to Edinburgh. A small and spritely warbler that moves actively in bushes and trees, often flipping its longish tail about as it hops from branch to branch. Arriving at Edinburgh we parked up and settled in the Flybe lounge for breakfast before heading off to Stornoway and our hire car. ), ( Making the most of the situation Stuart, Steve & I enjoyed a good meal and a few beers before heading for some well earned rest. ), ( ), ( Arriving on site at Port Nis we were met by Tony Marr who'd found the bird in his neighbours garden. Stu Taylor, who I know from his RSPB days on the Dee Estuary, made the journey up from his current home on Benbecula. There are lots of yellow warblers and they all look a little different.… 87 ), ( Lammergeier in the Peak District, oh my Lord! 9 The journey passed without incident and we soon arrived at the outskirts of Glasgow where we refuelled. ( 113 We examined age- and sex-related differences in the timing of Wilson's Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla pileolata) migration at four locations in Alaska: Fairbanks, Tok, Mother Goose Lake, and Yakutat. 16 Twitching is a game of 3rds. ), ( 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'. is provided by the 50 We sat for ages on the runway without moving whilst the captain waited for a weather update. A yellow warbler, right? Another week another Island - Chestnut Bunting, Pa... Jason Atkinson's birding in Shetland & Cheshire, Pirate Birding - Ilya Maclean in Cornwall. Naively we expected to be allowed off the plane and that arrangements would be made to transfer us from Prestwick to Edinburgh.