Monday, 8 August 2016

The last couple of days have seen partly cloudy skies, with a brisk wind at times.

It felt cooler in the wind early this morning as I sat out on my seat at Migrant Alley, where I spent a couple of hours hoping to find an Autumn migrant, but as yesterday, none were visiting, just the usual party of a dozen or so CANADA GEESE grazed in with the sheep, plus the resident ROOKS, JACKDAWS, CARRION CROWS and WOODPIGEONS. SWALLOWS were swooping over head, but little else was seen flying over, just HERRING GULL, LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL and BLACK HEADED GULL. The local BUZZARDS and KESTRELS were up hunting, plus behind my seat, at the greenhouse Grounds, a couple of WHITETHROAT and a CHIFFCHAFF were heard calling.

Later n the morning I visited Bough Beech reservoir, but it was similarly quite on the migrant front, with just GREEN and COMMON SANDPIPERS of note, plus a HOBBY as well as more Buzzard and KESTREL sightings.

LINNET ( Bough beech)

Common Darter ( Pittswood )


Marc Heath said...

Lovely detail in those Darter shots Warren. Hopefully a few days of nice sunshine ahead.

Warren Baker said...

Hot weather moving in from next weekend. Might get the Dragons stirring :-)

Derek Faulkner said...

I was along the River Blackwater in Surrey at the weekend and it was alive with Banded Demoiselles, such beautiful creatures.