Once again I made a trip around the Ashes Lane Fields, Pub Field and Migrant Alley to look for passage migrant birds, in the process finding another WHINCHAT at migrant Alley, the third already this Autumn, but where are the Wheatears ?
Long spells of sky watching were also had, where I recorded HOBBY, BUZZARD, KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK for the raptors, and HERRING GULL, LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL and BLACK HEADED GULL for the Larids. Four CANADA GEESE were the only other flyovers of note.
SWALLOW, HOUSE MARTIN, CHIFFCHAFF, BLACKCAP and COMMON WHITETHROAT were the only other Summer birds seen this morning.
This looks to be one of the four Kestrels raised here this year
This Common Blue Butterfly was just the second recorded this year, farmer Giles has seen to it that most of the Butterfly habitat has been removed from Pittswood now :-)
Common Blue Butterfly