13 September 2014

Light autumn passage at the patch

Grounded migrants today (13 September): 3 Stonechat in the NW corner (first of the autumn), 9+ Yellow Wagtail around the cattle and horses, 1 Whinchat in the SE corner, 1 1st winter Northern Wheatear around the fence along the Colne, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blackcap and 2H Chiffchaff.

Overhead: 26 Eurasian Wigeon E (and 5 W later), 14 Northern Shoveler E, 1 Common Snipe, 2+ Sand Martin, 4+ House Martin, 37 Barn Swallow (mainly lingering over the Colne), 2-3 (inc. 2S) Common Buzzard and 5 Skylark N.

Also noted: 1 Lesser Whitethroat still in the hawthorns in the NW corner (a local breeder I think), 1+ Hobby still, 4 Little Egret along the Colne, 1+ Kingfisher, 2 Grey Heron, 17+ Linnet, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (inc. 1 immature), 2 Kestrel and c200 Eurasian Starling in the NW corner around the livestock. A few butterflies about - 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Green-veined White, and several Small Heath.

Stanwell Moor produced 1 Red Kite E, 1H Cetti's Warbler and another 4(3H) Chiffchaff.

1st winter Northern Wheatear

26 Eurasian Wigeon heading east today

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