Saturday, 27 August 2016

Another fine, late Summers day, although a bit more comfortable than of late.

A visit to Migrant Alley yesterday evening provided a couple of noteworthy sightings, first off a couple of SWIFTS were seen wheeling around, with around 100 SWALLOWS, but the real surprise was finding a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (97,63) the first of the year, and probably the last!

There was no sign of the Spotted flycatcher this morning, however there were again a few bits of note around Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds, with the latter holding a flock of around 40-50 GREENFINCH and 50-60 GOLDFINCH, as well as the odd CHIFFCHAFF, WHITETHROAT, WILLOW WARBLER and BLACKCAP.

A couple of Yellow wagtails were seen on the paddocks at Migrant Alley, with at least 2 more heard flying over. I also saw a flock of 8-10 MANDARIN DUCK (64) fly over the Greenhouses, one more for the months list  :-)

Chiffchaff at the Greenhouse Ground this morning.

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