Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Tuesday 23rd September
The first day of Autumn was greeted with a blanket of dense fog which precluded many sightings, with only the Meadow Pipit flock showing well as they foraged along the edges of Church Lane, Barming.
A dusk visit to Hall Place Farm gave brief, but good views of a juv/fem-type Redstart, my second this week. I was lucky to get this bird, the light was fading fast and a number of distant passerines flitting around the hedgerows were frustratingly left unidentified. However this bird, perched on top of the hedgerow, constantly flicked it's orange-red tail which caught the last rays of sun beautifully.