By 09:30hrs the fog had lifted a bit, so I went off out to the Greenhouse Grounds, finding 3 BLACKCAPS and a CHIFFCHAFF. I soon became aware of the roar of engines coming from the Pub Field, harvesting time had arrived, and the Maize there was about to fall, so I headed off to watch, spending until 15:00hrs there :-)
|The Pub Field starts to be Harvested|
I always try to be here when the Maize is harvested, as it hides so much life within, in the five hours I stood and watched I saw the following fly out of the crop.
4 MEADOW PIPITS ( but more were flying over)
6 BLUE TITS
2 GREAT TITS
1 LESSER WHITETHROAT, this is the second latest date for Lesser Whitethroat here.
and lastly, the best of all, the one I was waiting for,...............a SEDGE WARBLER (105,73) the first and probably the only one i'll see this year! It flew from the Maize, into the hedge, and I just had time to point and shoot the camera before it dropped down into cover, not the best of my photo's, but a momento of a scarce species on my patch ;-)
|Sedge Warbler - I think you can just make it out as such ;-)|
I broke off watching the maize being havested for a few minutes whilst I went home to get my camera, a fortunate move, as I saw this WHEATEAR in the Ashes lane field, it was gone when I returned ten minutes later.
|Wheatear in the Ashes Lane Field, shame about the wire in the backround!|
By 15:00hrs the field was finished, so I went home and changed my lens on the camera, then went over to the Greenhouse Grounds to get some more Migrant hawker photo's ;-)