Saturday, 20 August 2016

Heavy blustery showers blew through on a strong SW wind throughout the day.

Not much birding was done in the conditions, just a couple of circuits of Migrant Alley were made, but it was worth the effort as the Autumns first WHEATEAR (61) was seen on one of the paddocks, a species that had been expected, but which has proved scarcer than I had anticipated.

SPARROWHAWK and KESTREL enjoyed hunting in the blustery weather.


Derek Faulkner said...

3 Wheatears along the Harty Road this morning.
Nice to see that great Kestrel photo of your fronting the Newsletter.

Warren Baker said...

Derek, the Wheatears had me worried for a while, I thought they wouldn't show for August, which would have been for the first time of recording here.

glad you enjoyed the Kestrels on the cover of the KOS :-)

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

You've seen more wheatears than me this autumn Warren
Still waiting for one on both my patches!