Monday, 26 September 2016

It was mostly cloudy this morning, with a light shower passing through just before midday.

A walk around the farmland areas of my patch proved a very average affair, with little to see. The KESTREL pair were hunting around the Ashes Lane Field, where a lone LINNET was also seen. SWALLOWS and HOUSE MARTINS continue to pass through, but in much smaller numbers now.......soon they will be gone for the year.

A BUZZARD flew low over Migrant Alley, where a flock of 40-50 STARLINGS had gathered, there was a GREY WAGTAIL again at the Greenhouse Grounds. The odd CHIFFCHAFF is still to be seen.



Derek Faulkner said...

All I could manage on Harty this morning was a ringtail Hen Harrier, 4 Cettis Warblers, 6 Bearded Tits, 65 Corn Bunting and oh, there was an Osprey fishing in The Swale. So there's at least one Hen Harrier left in the country.

Warren Baker said...

The whole of Kent used to have a species list like that :-(

Derek Faulkner said...

But as some have declined others have increased, so it's swings and roundabouts, things change all the time.