Sunday, 25 August 2013

The heavy overnight rain cleared early morning, but I decided to postpone the usual Sunday morning full patch walk, as tomorrow looks much more promising weather wise.

I only got out late morning today, when the sky started to clear and some warm sunshine appeared, but a strong NW breeze was blowing, usually a good direction to bring in migrants on my patch. I spent 2 hours before dinner, searching the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley, hoping to re find the Whinchat and Wheatear that were here yesterday, but both had moved on, in fact it was all very quiet, only the large STARLING flock remained on the paddocks and sheep pasture, along with the ROOKS and JACKDAWS. A SPARROWHAWK continually visited, which didn't help things!

At the Greenhouse Grounds, two BLACKCAPS and 4 WHITETHROAT were the only summer birds seen in the scrubby area, while on the greenhouse rooves a mixed flock of about 80 SWALLOWS and 20 HOUSE MARTINS had gathered, taking it in turns to mob the KESTREL that was perched below them  :-)

My intended afternoon visit was written off due to computer problems, I spent hours fruitlessly trying to find out why internet explorer is  ''not responding'' In the end I had concede defeat, and moved everything over to the firefox browser............anyway you dont want to hear all that!

I found a few Butterflies still on the wing in the Greenhouse grounds, surprising after the battering they took from 12 hours of rain!
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
Brown Argus
Small Copper
Small Copper

Small Copper

6 comments:

David Turner said...

Beautiful shots Warren, the Brown Argus (& Common Blue) shots are simply superb :-)

Warren Baker said...

Thanks David,
Get 'em while you can I say, they wont be here for long :-)

Marc Heath said...

Another great batch Warren. I had a very special day today, saw 2 Wrynecks and found 1.

Warren Baker said...

Hi marc,
Wryneck! if one of those turned up here, i could hang my bins up and retire happy.

Alan Pavey said...

Great pics Warren, had a Marsh Harrier over the village today.

Jason K said...

Nice set of flutters there Warren!