Thursday, 4 August 2011

Wheatear!!









Heavy, relentless rain prevented any kind of patch visit this morning, and it was only just clearing by 3pm when I ventured out for a quick sortee around the fields and paddocks at Migrant Alley. The wind was still blowing in a wetting drizzle, but thats just whats needed to ground a migrant species of bird or two, so I was not too surprised, but none the less very pleased to find my first Autumn WHEATEAR (62), a bit of a soggy one but still a pleasure to watch :-)
Also whilst there, I noted two GREY HERONS go over, and both WILLOW WARBLER and CHIFFCHAFF were in the tall hedge that borders the Greenhouse Grounds, where two WHITETHROAT were seen. All very encouraging for tomorrows full patch visit !

8 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Lashed it down here all morning too - good to see your totaliser still ticking over.

Cheers

Davo

Jason K said...

Nice one Warren...you cant beat the feeling of picking up those Autumn migrants!

Greenie said...

Warren ,
Really nice Wheatear shots .
Well done .
Didn't get out the door today .

Pete Woodruff said...

Nice Wheatear pics, and your patchwork determination never fails to impress me Warren.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos of the Wheatear.

Marc Heath said...

Some nice pics of the Wheatear, seem to be a few of them on the move at the moment.

Dean said...

Cracking photos, Warren. Wished i`d have gone out, now.

Alan Pavey said...

Hi Warren, Great Wheatear shots and another addition to the month list, sorry I didn't have any sightings to e-mail to you from Sissinghurst this morning :-(