14 September 2014

More autumn migrants

With the north-easterlies continuing there was a little movement still in evidence at Staines Moor today (14 Sept). Migrants on the ground: 1 very showy 1st winter Spotted Flycatcher beside the Colne at the north end (associating with 2 Chiffchaff), 3 Whinchat, 4 Stonechat, 1+ Willow Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2+ Blackcap, c7 Chiffchaff, 52+ Meadow Pipit (mainly in the NW corner), Overhead: 2 Yellow Wagtail S, 2 Common Snipe (1S, 1N), 1 Sand Martin, c30 Barn Swallow, 26 Eurasian Wigeon E, 7 Northern Shoveler E and 1 Common Buzzard S.

Also on Staines Moor: 1 Red-legged Partridge on the west side (my forth patch record), 1 Little Egret, 3 Kestrel (including a 1st yr male), 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (including a ringed 1st yr male), 1 Red Kite, 4 Reed Bunting, c13 Linnet and 1H Cetti's Warbler. Lots of Migrant Hawkers Aeshna mixta around, a few Banded Demoiselles Calopteryx splendens still, and lots of Tasteless Water-pepper Persicaria mitis in flower on the west side, along with some Redshank Persicaria maculosa (thanks to Rob Innes for the info).

On Stanwell Moor 1 Red Kite was noted.

Today's 1st winter Spotted Flycatcher - nowadays the Surrey patcher's RB Fly!

1st winter Spotted Flycatcher at the north end today

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