Saturday, 13 August 2016

It was sunny and bright this morning, before clouding over briefly around midday.

Once again, a walk around the Ashes Lane Fields, Pub Field, Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds was made today, but no passage migrants were found, I am quietly confident of eventually finding a visiting Wheatear though, just a matter of time. There were plenty of SWALLOW families about, but they still elude my efforts photograph them, however, the PIED WAGTAILS that get continually chased about by the Swallows did pose for me. In among the Swallows and Pied Wagtails a flock of 9 LINNETS were also seen, while up above, a HOBBY was seen again, as were a couple of BUZZARDS and a KESTREL.

A CHIFFCHAFF and three WHITETHROATS were the best of what was at the Greenhouse Grounds, where a flock of 18 GOLDFINCH fed on thistle heads, most of them immature birds.

Pied Wagtail, on the lookout for those pesky swallows!

Whitethroat at the Greenhouse Grounds.


Marc Heath said...

Nice to see you still have a Hobby around.

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Pete Woodruff said...

Wheatear on their way south Warren, plenty of time yet. Nice Whinchat for you which I only just found this evening having committed the sin of not looking in on Pittswood Birds yesterday.