A cool, and partly cloudy start to today's full patch walk, which gave me some interesting species from the 43 that were recorded. In the Tree Nursery there were a pair of GOLDCRESTS, just two of a surprising total of 14 seen this morning. Overhead, 8 REDWING then 6 FIELDFARE flew west.
Migrant Alley had what will surely be the last WHEATEAR of the year sitting on a fence line, also there, was what I thought would be one of the last SWALLOWS of the season, when a single flew over, but later this afternoon I saw at least 21 flying over from my house.
3 SPARROWHAWKS were circling low over the Wet Woods, which ensured everything around that area remained well hidden, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, and any kind of feeding flock went unrecorded with these raptors about. The lake area remained home for only MALLARDS and MOORHENS, but a late record of a CHIFFCHAFF was had in the bank side vegetation.
This Red Admiral was feeding on the Daises in my garden this afternoon, I'd hoped that by planting these late flowering plants that I might attract a late Butterfly.