Sunday 7 September 2014


Overcast, dull.

Liplje - Chat Meadows, Circuit 1 and Home

Have missed out on much of this Autumns migration so far due to more family commitments.
Adam and Bridgett have just returned home after a weeks holiday with us. Really good to get out and get some birding and birds under my belt.
It really does feel like migration is in full swing with plenty of the commoner migrants appearing almost anywhere and really pleased with so many migrants right outside our home.
The 11 pipits were in a single group feeding in a short meadow and flying up to perch in near by trees.The light was poor and I didn't have a scope so hope to return tomorrow for closer views.
The Wheatears were likewise only seen with bins and one appeared much duller/ darker. Am now thinking autumn female Black Eared Wheatear ?
The Swallows, Martins and 2 swifts were feeding quite high and suddenly disappeared.

Chat Meadows - 
3 Wheatear 1st y /females
4 Whinchat

Circuit 1
11 Pipit sp at least 2 Tree  and 1 meadow heard
Yellow Wagtail ( Black Headed ?) over SE
21 Bee-eater single flock over E/NE
Willow Warbler 1st W
2 Chiffchaff
Spotted Flycatcher
3 Hawfinch
2 Red Backed Shrike
Cirl Bunting

Home -
Redstart 1st y male
Tree Pipit over
3 Willow Warbler
Wood Warbler 
3 Spotted Flycatcher
Red Backed Shrike male
70 + Swallow/ martins slowly over
2 Swift
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker male
Great Spotted Woodpecker male
Middle Spotted Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker calling
Green Woodpecker 
3 Nuthatch


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