Nothing much has changed on my patch from yesterday. This afternoons visit to Migrant Alley was dominated by BLACK HEADED GULLS, 150 or so followed a tractor that was again harrowing the bone dry field. 6 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL were also around, but the HERRING GULLS left early for some reason.
Not a single summer visitor was seen, not even a Chiffchaff, and the long staying Wheatear seems to have left as well. That left me with the residents, LINNETS, PIED WAGTAILS and SKYLARKS of which a group of 20 flew through. The large flock of corvids moved around the fields and paddocks, I think they were spooked by the large female SPARROWHAWK that went over a few times!
Thats about it - no more species to add for the months list, and with just one more day left, the tally will probably remain on 78, but that is one good september total, i'm well pleased with it, such birds as Marsh Harrier, Whinchat, Stonechat, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail and Redstart made it probably the most enjoyable month so far on my patch.
Above: Black Headed Gulls on the bone dry field.