Canons Farm and Beddington Farmlands, 4th September 2017
It was miserable weather at Canons and my walk 'only' produced the 12th and 13th Whinchats of the autumn for the site. After getting Linda M onto the birds I bailed out and headed to Beddington to join Dodge, Swifty and Prof in the hide for a bit. A couple of Grey Wagtails flew over and two Cetti's Warbler had found their voices again but the most exciting moment came when watching a Hobby clock something above it, ascend and then effortlessly pluck a Swift (one of three) from the sky after a short and merciless pursuit. Duck counts included 40 Teal and 43 Shoveler, while 22 Lapwings were counted.