A Pallas' but no Yellow-browed

The flurry of Yellow-browed Warblers descending on the country has resulted in a good crop of records in Lancashire with records from Leighton Moss, Heysham, Fleetwood, Pilling, Marshside and Crosby. An then Peter Hornby had one at Pollard Moor between Burnley and Accrington. I had a go for that one last night as did a few other locals but to no avail. What's been more obliging has been the Pallas' Warbler in Chris Batty's back garden at Knott End - a real rarity on this side of the country and very much appreciated on a fine Thursday evening!

With all these YBWs about, there must be lots elsewhere in the county just waiting to be discovered - I'm patiently scouring Rishton for one - I could juts picture one in teh sycamore at the bottom of the garden - dream on! There was a small passage of Meadow Pipits over the house this morning and a few Redwings are about but the one thing that most locals are noticing are the number of Jays about - some continental immigrants and the locals being more active.

Siskins and Redpolls are still around the garden whilst at the Reservoir, nothing much is happening yet though I did have a Brambling over early Friday morning.
Red-Green Carpet
I managed to get the moth trap out last night and got just ten moths. Two Red-line Quakers, two Angle Shades, two Red-green Carpets and Common Marbled Carpet, a November Moth of some description and a couple of micros - a White-shouldered House Moth and what I think is an Acleris sparsana.


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