Friday 25 August 2017

Canons Farm and Beddington Farmlands, 25th August 2017

A most gratifying morning at the farm saw me build up a decent tally of early autumn migrants, namely eight Yellow Wagtails and singles of Spotted Flycatcher, Whinchat, Lesser Whitethroat, Wheatear, Swift and Meadow Pipit, along with a light scattering of Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. I do love the autumn! A couple of hours at Beddington in the evening scored yet another Whinchat, along with a Snipe, a Little Egret and a 1cy Yellow-legged Gull (I think the same very white-headed bird from the other day) of note. A Cetti's Warbler was calling and the hordes of Starlings were taking advantage of the aerial plankton feast.

Spotted Flycatcher at Canons
Whinchat at Beddington