Dusky Warbler – 2003

Phylloscopus fuscatusTelor TywyllVagrant.

The Dusky Warbler breeds from Siberia to Mongolia wintering to the south but is a vagrant of annual occurrence to Britain.

The first Dusky Warbler recorded in Pembrokeshire was at Strumble Head on the 15th October 1988, being seen by Stuart Devonald, Graham Rees and John Stafford. Initially seen in the open it behaved in an agitated manner. When the observers backed off it immediately flew into deep cover in gorse. It was only subsequently viewable by using a car as a makeshift hide when it foraged on the ground.

The second to be recorded was found by Paul Grennard at Porth Clais, and was seen from the 10th to the 15th of November 2003. It was also skulking but this time in willows and with patience was seen by many observers.

Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007

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Dusky Warbler – 1994

Vagrant

A Siberian species which is displaced westwards with a similar frequency to Radde’s Warbler (Cramp 1992). One at Strumble Head on 15 October 1988 (G.H. Rees et al.) was initially surprised in the open but quickly moved into dense cover and was only observed subsequently by using a car as a ‘hide’.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

CRAMP, S. (ed.) 1977-1993. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: the birds of the Western Palearctic. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 7 Vols.

More about the Dusky Warbler in Pembrokeshire

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatusTelor TywyllVagrant.

Dusky Warbler – 1994

Vagrant A Siberian species which is displaced westwards with a similar frequency to Radde’s Warbler (Cramp 1992). One at Strumble Head on 15 October 1988 (G.H. Rees et al.) was initially surprised in the open but quickly moved into dense cover and was only observed subsequently by using a car as a ‘hide’. Donovan J.W. & Rees […]