Saturday, 27 August 2016

Patch Update - ticking over

After last weekends success in adding both Tree Pipit and Wigeon to the patch year list, I was hoping for more additions today - but unfortunately, a single Common Sandpiper skirting around the edge of Alexandra Lake was the only new bird.

Patch Year List

The now semi-retired midweek guys had pulled a Pied Fly and Golden Plover out the bag, along with good numbers of Spotted Flycatchers (seven) and Whinchat (six), so my expectations for this morning were running high, but as so often is the case at this time of year one clear night and most things had buggered off south the following morning - leaving me with just the scraps. The only birds of note were a single Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats and a Garden Warbler, hey ho - it's the long Bank Holiday weekend and in the blink of an eye things can change with endless possibilities...I just need to find the time to get out there!

Autumn, London, Wanstead
I've been spotted by a Spotted Flycatcher!

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