Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Whinchat, Wheatears, Redstart etc

A misty start then sunshine and cloud, 17°, light WNW.

A Common Redstart (m), 3 Wheatear, 2 Kestrel and several Chiffchaff on the hill today.

4 Spotted Flycatcher nearby and 2 Blackcap.

A reasonable passage of Hirundines over the hill with just short of 200 birds. Almost equal numbers of Swallow and House Martin. A handful of Meadow Pipit flyovers (first ones of the autumn).

A Whinchat along the Bunk line this morning (per Alan Dawson).

Mammals: Short-tailed Vole & Brown Hare.

Reps: 1 Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker & Common Darter.

Butterflies: Large White, Red Admiral (2), Comma (2) and Speckled Wood.

 Whinchat (courtesy Alan)
 Spotted Flycatcher ↕

 Common Redstart
 Chiffchaff ↕

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