Tuesday, 23 September 2008

It was one of Those days today. Nothing much of of note at all! A few MEADOW PIPITS, LINNETS and PIED WAGTAILS at Migrant alley early this morning, and again as I walked back from work. An afternoon walk to the Lake provided little interest, just 2 MALLARD on the water, with a GOLDCREST calling from a conifer. A GREAT TIT was seen in the wet woods, and a GREEN WOODPECKER flew from the tree nursery with 2 more Meadow pipits. Another visit to Migrant Alley, revealed nothing but a few HOUSE MARTIN going south. Yep, it was a struggle today, even the dingy light prevented any photo's!!
After all the exciting migrants i've been seeing, I suppose it had to end sometime. saying that though, looking back at my ''last record'' dates for Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Stonechat it shows me that I could still be in for a late migrant. The last date for Wheatear is the 23 Oct, for Stonechat the 29th Oct, and Yellow Wag the 19th Oct. Then there's the winter visitors to look forward to, Fieldfares and Redwings have arrived as early as the 10th and 4th of Oct repectively. With the wind in the east and north east all this week, it will help thier arrival, bring 'em on!

1 comment:

fishing guy said...

Warren: The walk was fun even if the birds didn't work out. I have a couple of cool Geese photos today. Come and check it out.