A single SPOTTED FLYCATCHER was hanging on in the car park this morning with 8 BLACKCAPS, plus there were at least 4 Blackcaps elsewhere on the estate. CHIFFCHAFFS numbered 10 and 1 WILLOW WARBLER uttered a phrase under it's breath by the barn. No great shakes again today but new for the month were CANADA GOOSE and a flyover REDPOLL (first of the autumn), making 62 species for the month. Yesterdays Stonechats appear to have departed. The fields and hedges held a single WHITETHROAT and 15 YELLOWHAMMERS as well as a couple REED BUNTINGS and the large flock of corvids still numbered well over 100 birds, 3 SKYLARK and half a dozen MEADOW PIPITS completed the picture. It won't be long before the last few Swallow have a few a winter thrushes sharing the skies with them, a change I was always enjoy witnessing.
|Spot Fly. Could it be the last one this year?|