Thursday, 30 August 2007

Autumn at Bockhill

Although it's only August, in nature's calender it really is Autumn. Once the straw is cut and the birds are beginning to migrate it's time to find some thing unusual. So far this year I've managed to miss the more unusual birds found. I was away last Friday when a Greenish Warbler, a wanderer from norther Europe as far west as Finland and i was out this morning when Phil found a Wryneck, which refused to reappear for me this afternoon. Wrynecks bred in Kent up to the early seventies but no longer regularly breed in the UK, this bird was probably on it's migration south from Scandinavia.
There were quite a few Willow Warblers about, the one above was one of three calling in my garden this morning.

There are still a good number of Meadow Browns around as well as another surge in Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell numbers.

5 comments:

tut-tut said...

Nice group of images; I especially like seeing the sea over the edge of the field.

Steve said...

Tony,
I spent time yesterday evening and early this morning :-( at Hope Point looking for the wryneck, without success of course.

Compensations were sightings of redstart, pied flycatcher, whitethroats (including lessers) and whinchats on your bales.
Also a good chat with Charles with the unpronouncable German name.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tony, nice Small Heath photo!
Best regards, Mike

Tony Morris said...

Good to see someone is more awake than I obviously was when I put the picture up! There are of course good numbers of Small Heaths around as well!

Steve said...

Sorry, that should probably be Gerald (sorry Gerald!)