I spent three hours around the fields of Migrant Alley this morning, as well as searching the Greenhouse copse and what remains of the habitat at the Greenhouse Grounds.
It was tee shirt weather even at 07:00hrs, very pleasant for September! At the Greenhouse Grounds there were around 15 GOLDFINCHES feeding on the thistles, plus a few PIED WAGTAILS leaving their roost, a GREEN WOODPECKER flew from a bare patch of ground and the male KESTREL looked on from its greenhouse perch.
MEADOW PIPITS were ''seep seeping'' from the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, plus a WHINCHAT was seen on one of the fence lines. The sound of YELLOW WAGTAILS was heard every few minutes, hard to see them though up in the blue sky, a GREY WAGTAIL was seen as it flew low over though, making all three Wagtail species for the session.
BUZZARDS were again seen on every horizon, a local SPARROWHAWK made up the trio of raptor species for the visit as it sped through over the greenhouse Copse, where around 4 CHIFFCHAFF were busy feeding.
A few skeins of CANADA and GREYLAG GEESE flew over and small numbers of HOUSE MARTINS and SWALLOWS were seen up in the blue. Nothing to add to the months list though, where are those Mistlethrushes?