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.  By afternoon gusts were up towards 50mph+. I covered my usual loop from the pub to Shooters and return.


Wheatear near Shooters Bottom.

It was business as usual for me, pretty much a similar spread of species as earlier in the week. It was the first morning I have seen Meadow Pipit moving in numbers. Most of the activity seemed centred around the bushes near the pub. Totals included 10 Chiffchaff (a good few others heard calling) 1 Willow Warbler, c20 Whitethroat, 2 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 5+ Wheatear. Over head 80+ Meadow Pipit moved west, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail, 80+ Hirundines mostly Swallow with House Martin heard and a single Sand Martin seen.


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