Walking back from work this afternoon, I again heard the SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS high pitched call as I walked through the College grounds, and this time I found the recently fledged young. There were 4 of them all huddled together on a branch, the adults were busily bringing in insect prey for them.
An hour later I was back with my camera, but they had all split up, although they were in the same area. I could hear them all calling and managed a photo of one of the fledglings, not a very good one, but I didn't stay more than a minute, not wanting to disturb them. Four fledglings is a good brood.
Above and below; Spotted Flycatcher fledglings. More spotted than the adults!
After my success with the flycatchers, I went to the scrub at migrant alley, and caught up with the Gatekeeper Butterflies,of which there were lots, but again trying to photo one 'open-winged' proved a challenge, but I did get this shot eventually.
Also seen there were many Meadow Browns, Large Skipper, and more Comma butterflies, this species really has done well this year.
Bird wise, it was disappointing again. Just the usual stuff, when will I find my first autumn migrant ? Could be anyday now.