Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Nice to get the first Wheatear of the autumn on patch at lunchtime - feeding voraciously around Gallagher's Gallop. Not the first migrant on autumn passage though, with a juvenile Stonechat seen in the same location last Monday (8th Aug) and an unfortunate Sedge Warbler found dead below one of the lab windows on the research station on Sunday 7th Aug.
Other snippets included a Red Kite over Barming Woods,
3x Spotted Flycatchers in Barming on my final BTO Breeding Atlas survey and loads of Brown Hawkers, Red-eyed and Emerald Damselflies and 4x Kingfishers on the River Medway between Barming & Teston.