It was just about dry when I left for my walk at 06:30 this morning, but showers fell within half an hour, then more persistant rain fell for the second half of the walk! Its noticeable how few SWALLOWS are about, the cool wet weather means a lack of aeriel insects, so they've all moved elsewhere for a while. The only common summer migrants seen today were a single BLACKCAP, a single COMMON WHITETHROAT, and 2 CHIFFCHAFF, however the more scarcer migrants were represented by another (or yesterdays) YELLOW WAGTAIL and the months first WHEATEAR, both at Migrant Alley, they were seen feeding on Crane Flies the first ones i've noticed this autumn.. A poor total of just 40 species was seen today, disappointing for september. I hope we get some settled weather pretty soon, i'm getting fed up with walking in this rain!
Above and below the first September Wheatear