Pied Flycatcher, Sandgarth
Quite a poor day to start with. The weather is extreme with torrential rain and storm force winds. The morning was basically a washout though I did have 2 Yellow-browed Warblers at Wester Quarff.
Lunch time brought on a search for a Hoopoe at Easter Quarff. It took a while but soon had the distant, pink, denizen nailed.
Yellow-browed Warblers, Wester Quarff
I decided to have a look at Sandgarth and its large area of scrub. Willow Warblers, Mealy Redpolls, Yellow-browed Warblers, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Rosefinch and Pied Flycatcher paled in comparison to a small pale warbler, flushed from the grass in front. It sat on a low plant for a few seconds and flew off. BOOTED or SYKES? My first impression was Booted but my views were limited. Put it out as a probable and hope for the best.
Can anyone ID this bird? It's a warbler.