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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Spot Flys

Having been away when the only two records of the year have occurred, I've been desperately searching for Spotted Flycatchers at the patch lately, and today it paid off with two showy individuals located near The Scrub. I'm only two away from 100 for my patch year list and still need Brambling, Short-eared Owl, Reed Bunting etc so my target of 105 is well in reach. Yesterday, a Red-legged Partridge appeared along with a new Whinchat. Is the Red-leg the same bird that was around earlier in the year, just visible once again now that they've cut the wheat?

Spotted Flycatcher 1
Spotted Flycatcher 2