Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday 29th September

A bright start and another migrant in, this time a Wheatear on the newly rolled/tilled field N of Church Lane, Barming.  It had 56+ Meadow Pipit, Pied Wags and a small flock of Linnets for company.  A Yellow Wagtail called overhead, and a Blackcap (male) and 3 Chiffchaffs flitted around in the elderberries along Church Lane.  Later, with the temperature soaring, up to 5 Buzzards were catching the thermals, distant dots but given away by their mewing.  Later afternoon, while checking to see if the Wheatear was present (it wasn't!), a Hobby dashed through SW and down into the river valley.


Phil said...

Another nice mix of local birds Adam.
Didn't spot the Hobby yesterday unfortunately!

Warren Baker said...

Nice late record of a Hobby Adam. Wheatears have been few here this September, usually this month is the peak time for them.