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Friday, 22 September 2017

Canons Farm, 22nd September 2017

A decent morning at Canons partly spend in the pleasant company of Geoff B, with my first Reed Bunting of the autumn for the patch and other highlights in the form of a Yellow Wagtail overhead and a southbound flock of six migrant Cormorants. Among a subdued passage of Meadow Pipits were five moving Pied Wagtails. It was nice to see Skylarks flying around the farm again after their usual late summer/early autumn absence, although only three birds were counted. Another bird that has been very thin on the ground is Common Gull, in fact they've been virtually non-existent and it's only in the past few days that I've started to see the odd one; today two were in Broadfield. Two Canada Geese and a Mallard made it onto today's list of patch mentionables and a Little Owl was calling. Migrant warblers were still around, with six Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap noted.