Monthly Archives: September 2017

22nd September 2017 Bye for now…

Last post for sometime as I’m away for the next 4 weeks. My time split between St Agnes, Scilly and Fair Isle. Hopefully the weather gods will look favourably upon us and deliver unto us many avian delights… maybe. A … Continue reading

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19th September 2017 Yellow browed Warbler

Another relatively still morning (as has been the case for the last 4 mornings) a slight westerly breeze mostly sunny. Yellow browed Warbler in Belle Tout Wood. With only a modest arrival of 2 or 3 Yellow browed Warblers into … Continue reading

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17th September 2017

An overcast morning with a light, cool northerly wind. Cloud clearing only to return by midday. The hirundine numbers made for a spectacle today. I covered most areas except Shooters Bottom. Initially the cool wind had concentrated large numbers of … Continue reading

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14th September 2017

Yet more south westerly wind, it’s been a week of relentless howling winds which are far from favourable conditions on Beachy Head. Not only the direction but strength makes birding difficult on the exposed headland. I visited Birling, Belle Tout … Continue reading

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10th September 2017

My first visit in 6 days. The day started relatively calm and still but by 09.30am the west wind had freshened as an Atlantic depression arrived over the UK. ┬áBy afternoon gusts were up towards 50mph+. I covered my usual … Continue reading

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4th September 2017 Wryneck

Anyone hoping for Wryneck photo’s, sorry not a chance with this evenings encounter! A moody day all round. A frustrating day. The weather was mostly damp with very low cloud until late afternoon. A failure to catch up with the … Continue reading

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2nd September 2017

Clear overnight with a brisk NNE breeze by dawn. Wheatear along the cliff top this morning. A pleasant enough morning although a couple of good birds missed. First was a Melodious Warbler found in the pub garden by Richard Butler … Continue reading

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