Thursday, 18 September 2014

Typical Autumn Birds

Another beautiful Autumn day which led to me being out and about rather than doing the housework !!!!
Although shrouded in fog I decided to visit Harrington Airfield and initially could only hear the Linnets, Goldfinches etc but as the fog lifted to reveal sunshine and blue skies the birds also revealed themselves.  A Redstart [? same long staying bird] was again in bushes around the shooting wall, along with a few Blackcaps and Whitethroat.  There were 2 Wheatears and 2 Whinchat and a Turtle Dove around the bunkers.
A Tree Pipit, Siskin and 2 Grey Wagtails flew over calling whilst I was busy picking blackberries for tea !
I wandered  around the southern end of Blueberry Farm area this afternoon and there were 6 Whinchat and a Redstart in the usual field/hedge.   The Whinchat were playing hide and seek as on several "scans" of the field I couldn't see anything and then they popped up on the weeds.
Plenty of raptors including a female Peregrine, Hobby, Marsh Harrier [cream crown] and Red Kites.
A Tree Pipit flew over calling as did 2 Ravens.
Just a lovely day to be out and about.

Regards Eleanor
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