Around 08:20am I reached the top of Sand Point by the clearing before the trig point and heard a distant song that I immediately recognised as Greenish Warbler. Walking closer to the bird it sang again at which time I felt confident enough to put the news out. This bird as with the Brean Down bird proved difficult to see and could easily have been overlooked had it not been singing. Part of the reason could be the nature of the birds habit of feeding within the tree canopy where it could be seen picking insects from the under side of leaves. Eventually the bird flew from cover and spent roughly an hour in hawthorns on the top of Sand Point where it was seen by around a dozen or so observers including: Brian Lancastle, Andy Slade, Mark Ponsford, Paul Bowerman, Dave Nevitt, Richard Mielcarek, David Gibbs, Dean Reeves and others.
Greenish Warbler Sand Point 2nd June 2014 Copyright Dave Nevitt
Greenish Warbler Sand Point 2nd June 2014
Here is a sound file of the Greenish Warbler singing
And the only video of the Greenish Warbler (28MB)