Monday, 5 September 2016

A heavy and wetting drizzle fell for most of this morning, when it felt warm and muggy in the light wind.

I added LITTLE OWL (55) to the August list when one was heard calling from the Small Holding last evening.

Three hours spent out in the wet this morning was rewarded handsomely, with the first SAND MARTIN (56) of the month being recorded when at least 4 were seen flying among the SWALLOWS and HOUSE MARTINS that were feeding low among the sheep at Migrant Alley. A WHEATEAR and 2 WHINCHATS were also at Migrant Alley on one of the paddocks, the 6th day running that I have recorded Whinchat here ( I inexplicably didn't mention the one seen yesterday!) To top off the visit, a party of at least 7 YELLOW WAGTAILS dropped in, feeding on the sheep pasture for a brief while.

The only other Summer bird species seen were 2 WHITETHROATS that were at the Greenhouse Grounds, plus a few CHIFFCHAFFS. A SPARROWHAWK that flew over, was the only Raptor of the day, the same bird that visited my garden feeders later in the morning perhaps, it took a young GOLDFINCH as you can see in the images I took of it below.

Sprawk with lunch

A nice set of images, if just a little over-exposed, I didn't take into account the poor light - sloppy of me!


Derek Faulkner said...

Things are certainly getting better Warren, apart from the Sprawk, which needs sorting.

Warren Baker said...

Plenty of Goldies to go round Derk, just as long as the Sprawk leaves the 'Chats' alone :-)