Friday, 26 August 2016

After a bit of morning rain, the sky cleared and the day became hot, humid and sunny again.

There were a few more of the ''Summer'' birds about today, with GARDEN WARBLER at both the Scrubby Woods and Greenhouse Grounds, where there was also a WILLOW WARBLER, which gave some quiet song, as well as a WHITETHROAT. There were BLACKCAP and CHIFFCHAFF also seen and heard to sing at both the scrubby Woods and the Greenhouse Grounds.

HOUSE MARTIN, SWALLOW and a couple more YELLOW WAGTAILS were seen over Migrant Alley, rounding it up for the summer birds.

KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK and BUZZARD represented the raptor species this morning, but HERRING GULL was the only Larid species seen today.

All the woodland regulars, the pick being; GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, STOCK DOVE, JAY, GREEN WOODPECKER, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, the four TIT species and four Finch species and SONGTHRUSH, all turned out today, just the Mistlethrush continues to evade the August list, a list that looks like its going to be the worst August tally since 2004, when visits were fewer due to me working.

LINNET and PIED WAGTAIL made up the farmland passerines, in a day list that only reached 43.

There was little photographic opportunity, but I have got a few 'blog brighteners' from my trip to Rye Harbour on Wednesday to post.

Common Sandpiper


Immature Linnet

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