Aquatic Warbler at Wheldrake Ings

This was posted to the Yorkbirding Googlegroup by Craig Ralston.

Belated news from yesterday (12th) of a juv Aquatic Warbler caught and ringed at Wheldrake Ings as part of the ongoing warbler/migration monitoring work being carried out by NE, the local ringing group and YWT.  Obviously not seen again follow its release – the belated news comes following careful consideration and confirmation of ID features and discussions with the trust. It also comes hot on the heels of the Barred Warbler caught and ringed there last August

It follows two others caught and ringed elsewhere in the country this week – in Suffolk and Guernsey (9th). Needless to say it’s the first record for the LDV and wider YOC area and a notable Yorkshire record, especially away from the Spurn area!  Good numbers of warblers are presently on the move through the valley