The autumnal weather arrived today, as blustery showers moved through right from dawn till dusk. I did manage to dodge the showers for an hour or so this afternoon, and it even brightened up for about 20mins!
I walked my usual 'Autumn' walk through Migrant Alley, hoping to find a migrant or two, but the wind made things very difficult. At least 3 SANDMARTINS flew through, and a HOBBY was seen on a couple of occasions, one on the walk in to work that was sitting on a fence line at migrant alley, only the second one i've seen come down and alight onto my patch! A COMMON WHITETHROAT was found in the scrub at the northern end of the paddocks - thats 3 more for the monthly total, but no other passage visitors were found. There were many HERRING GULLS and a few LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS flying around, attracted to nearby stubbles that were being ploughed in, also 5 BLACK HEADED GULLS were seen going over, they join the sept list, which is now at 42. I should get into the mid 50's by the end of this weekend after a couple of full circuits of my patch.
Below is a Photo of a Female Common blue butterfly, I found this by the Greenhouses, during the ''bright'' spell.
Below: One of the lesser Black backed Gulls that flew over.