Elsewhere in the county, WHINCHATS were seen at East Hyde (2), Heartwood Forest (6) and Tyttenhanger GP, with 2 COMMON STONECHATS at Heartwood and a COMMON REDSTART there too
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Something of a fall....
I decided to visit PUBLIC BRIDLEWAY No.4 (WEST HYDE) at last knockings, just to see what the Southeasterly breeze had brought in. I was pleasantly surprised, as towards the far end of the hedgerow, a migrant flock of birds consisted of 1 TREE PIPIT, 5 COMMON REDSTARTS, 5 WHINCHAT, a juvenile Willow Warbler, a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat, a Dunnock and 3 Yellowhammers (including a juvenile). A single YELLOW WAGTAIL flew south. The Redstart 'flock' largely consisted of males.....Paul Lewis joining me at dusk to enjoy the spectacle