Back to work today, so there was just the half hour walk into work this morning to try and find some migrants. The paddocks and maize crop at Migrant Alley were quiet - just the usual PIED WAGTAILS, LINNETS and GOLDFINCHES. Much scanning of the fence posts and grass didn't produce any passage migrants, and watching the SWALLOW flock above, I couldn't see any Sand martin.
As I walked back across the area, 5hours later I found a WHEATEAR sitting on top of a fence post, things were looking up. I walked home and got my camera, thinking I would get some wheatear photo's. After much scanning of the fields i again found the Wheatear, but there was a little brown bird with it - another WHINCHAT ! It flew up onto the fence rail, and was promptly joined by another one!! Great stuff 2 Whinchat and a Wheatear. Migrant Alley was producing again!
As well as the 'star' birds, there was a now growing flock of linnets, 30 - 40 in all, alot of them were young birds, which is good to see. I spent most of the time out just watching and enjoying the 3 Migrant birds, and trying to get close enough for a decent photo, which i failed to do.
Blimey!! 2 Whinchats. I'm being spoilt rotten this month.