With easterly winds and murky weather forecast, today had to be at the coast. An early start at Whitburn produced nothing except a couple of Redwing heading in off. A trip to Marsden Quarry gave nothing to show other than a Chiffchaff and wet feet. Marsden Hall gave brief views of a small warbler in the canopy and then the sound of a Yellow-browed Warbler calling. Despite searching I couldn't pick it out, so back to Whitburn.
A few minutes after I arrived the lads pulled a Yellow-browed Warbler from the nets and showed it to the throng.
Next was a trip through the tunnel to St. Mary's Island. Following directions from Hartley, I quickly connected with the Bluethroat. A stunning bird that was happily hopping up and down the path, coming too close to focus the camera.
Walking further south gave a Whinchat on the fence and a Yellow-browed Warbler drop in just before heading to the island.
Once on the island I had a further 4 Yellow-browed Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff flitting around the garden.
Retreat followed as I was soaked to the skin, but it is looking good for tomorrow.