Wednesday, 17 August 2016

A perfect late Summers day provided wall to wall sunshine, with just a light breeze.

A busy day had me starting off with a walk around migrant Alley, where I was fortunate enough to find my second WHINCHAT of the year.

Later in the morning I joined a friend and visited Bough Beech Reservoir, where it was pretty quiet, not much action there apart from a few Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper of any real note. I photographed a Brown Hawker Dragonfly whilst there, as usual with these big hawkers it was not in the best positon but provided good enough images for a few blog brighteners!

Brown Hawker

After the reservoir, we took a walk along the River Medway, mainly to look for Dragonflies, lots more Brown hawkers were seen but none settled for a photograph. Whilst there we found another two Whinchats in a bean crop, superb little birds  :-)

Few Butterflies were seen along the rivers edge, but this Brown Argus was photographed as it fed on the Tansy flowers.

There was still time in the day for a quick sky watch back on my patch at Migrant Alley, where I added CORMORANT (59) to the months list.


Derek Faulkner said...

Whinchats seem to be on the move now, I had this year's first on the Swale NNR this morning.

Warren Baker said...

One of my favourite birds Derek :-)