Wednesday, 19 September 2012

I was out for a couple of hours again this afternoon, which proved to be a little better than yesterday, I found a group of half a dozen or so LONG TAILED TITS in the Tree Nursery, with them was a CHIFFCHAFF, a WHITETHROAT and a BLACKCAP a nice little trio of warblers :-)

Whilst stalking the above birds for a photo, but failing miserably, I noticed some small butterflies flying around some Fleabane, one turned out to be a Small copper, the other a Brown Argus, neither of these species have been seen since June!
Small Copper

HOUSE MARTINS and MEADOW PIPITS continue to go through on passage over Migrant Alley, the latter mainly in pairs, with the odd group of four, but the House Martins came through in pulses, at times filling the sky with hundreds of birds. Small numbers of SWALLOWS moved through with the Martins, but these were the only passage birds noted today.

A LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL flew over heading south, and a few HERRING GULLS moved around the area, KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK were seen up hunting, they were not joined by any other Raptor species today though.

A look over the Raspberry dump only found the regular BLACKBIRDS, DUNNOCKS, ROBINS, and WRENS, the latter were as bold as brass feeding just two feet from my boots, so I had to get some sort of photo  :-)


Marc Heath said...

Nice Copper shot, great contrast of colours.

Pete Woodruff said...

Nice and close with the Wren....excellent, and the lovely Small Copper too.

I just opened a box of Maltesers....would you like one Warren!

Alan Pavey said...

Like that Small Copper shot :-)

ShySongbird said...

That's a beautiful Small Copper Warren. They have been very few and far between here this time. You must have a different breed of Wren there, they only skulk here...or maybe they can't resist that smell of old bits of wood and earth! ;-)

Warren Baker said...

Hi Songbird,
You cant beat the smell of ol' Wood'n'Earth !