• Blackburnian Warbler, Scilly

    19 days ago - By Ornithology

    Hundreds of birdwatchers from all over England and even mainland Europe recently descended on the tiny island of Bryher on the Isles of Scilly southwest of Cornwall, England, to catch a glimpse of a tiny bird from the U.S. which has rarely been seen in the U.K. In Mid-October, 2022, “twitchers” arrived in great numbers to see the bird. (The British term twitcher, often used as a synonym for an avid birder, is applied to those who travel long distances to see a rare bird. The term apparently originated in the 1950s, when it was used to describe the nervous behavior of Howard Medhurst, a...
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