Wise Birding Holidays

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Yellow Warbler, Isle of Portland

Yesterday's news of an American Yellow Warbler just 60 miles away on the Isle of Portland was totally unexpected. Despite having seen plenty in the States and in Canada, seeing one in the beloved South West was just too tempting. Within a couple of hours I was on site and watching this great bird in the lovely evening sunshine. 
The rest as they say is history. 

No great surprises that the bird appears to have moved on today. It was very vocal just before dusk and flycatching regularly. You can just hear the bird above the sound of the camera shutters on the recording below.

Great to catch up with fellow birder and friend "Edge" too. Just a shame I couldn't join him for a celebratory pudding in the Pulpit Inn. Happy Days!

Below are a few pics for the record, but if you want some real quality pics have a look on Tim White's blog HERE
American Yellow Warbler - Isle of Portland 

American Yellow Warbler - Isle of Portland
American Yellow Warbler - Isle of Portland

Portland Bird Observatory and Lighthouse


  1. Nice shots Chris! What an excellent evening that was. Many thanks for linking to my blog.

  2. No problem Tim - Hope to meet you next time!