Friday, 17 October 2014
Olive-backed Pipit in Sunny-derland. Beautiful day commenced by work. Waited for BirdGuides' third report and off south. Got lost but eventually found the road and crowd. Bird had gone into the scrub, perhaps due to the swelling but well-ordered crowd. Eventually seen on the slope, covered in dropped leaves, brambles and litter (the slope not the pipit). Hard to see due to the ornitho-populus, not wanting to get in others' way, the leaves on the floor, the direct and head-on sun, and a host of other obstructions. Saw a stretched right wing, a full back, a right side head and then a full frontal. What a looker! Limited time so good luck to others and for tomorrow.