Below is what greeted me on the first full patch walk of the month - fog! The worst of all the elements to find birds in, but I gave it go anyway :-)
|Foggy Migrant Alley|
Just 90 mins later I gave up, having recorded very few birds of just 22 species, but one of those species was a good addition to the September list - a TAWNY OWL (46)
It was 9:45 before the fog had cleared, so I finished off the patch walk, but by now the best part of the day had gone, so not a great deal of excitement was had, I did get round to the lakes and Scrubby Wood though, and found the remaining regular species, like BLACKCAP (47), and GREAT SPOTED WOODPECKER (48) to add to the months list.
|Lomg Tailed Tit|
When I got home I found this Southern Hawker in my garden -very nice!
Last of all, a challenge! I photographed this bird in an apple tree in the scrubby woods, does anyone want to have a go at IDing it? A clue is, it's a immature bird, and nothing especially rare. Click on photo to enlarge it :-)
|Mystery bird ?|