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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Coumeenoole is Sylvia Central

Three species of Sylvia Warbler in one tiny west coast gully - Barred Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap. Not bad.

First-winter Barred Warbler, Coumeenoole, 9th October 2017 (David O'Connor).

Lesser Whitethroat, Coumeenoole, 9th October 2017 (David O'Connor).

No, NOT a Blackcap, NOT at Coumeenoole, but it WAS on 9th October 2017 (David O'Connor).

The sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that this is not the third of the trio of Sylvia Warblers at Coumeenoole today. Rather, it is a juvenile Little Stint at nearby Ventry today. There was NO Little Stint at Coumeenoole, Little Stint is NOT a Sylvia warbler and there was NO photo from today of a Blackcap at Coumeenoole so, hey, we improvised. Deal with it.