The last september patch visit; and what a drab one, after such a good month! The highlight was this morning, was a KESTREL hunted around the greenhouses and a CHIFFCHAFF sang from the College grounds!
This afternoon, despite ideal watching conditions - overcast and no wind, very little of note was seen. I went over to the Lake area in the hope of a Teal or Mandarin duck, but all that was there was 5 MALLARD and 7 MOORHEN, oh and a GREY HERON.
Over to Migrant Alley and the LINNET flock had grown to around 75+, PIED WAGTAILS had increased from yesterday as well with at least 25 feeding on the horse paddocks, a few MEADOW PIPITS came and went throughout the afternoon, but not one Skylark was seen. I hope October starts better than this!
A few quick September stats -
species seen 78, a new september record. ( and the best ever months total for any month)
Combined species total for all Septembers - 88
Only one new september species was seen a Marsh Harrier
Mean number of species seen for the month of september is 65. That shows what a good month I had this month!
It all starts again tomorrow, hopefully there will be some winter visitors arriving during October - cant wait!
The only pic. I took today was of this strangely marked Pied Wagtail!