Bignor Hill

A walk up Bignor Hill and around Glatting Beacon early morning to see if the Spotted Flycatchers were still present only produced one today. I took a longer route than before, and other migrants were more abundant with counts of 4 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 8 Redstart, 9 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, and 1 Willow Warbler.
Whinchat in the morning sun
Juvenile Redstart

Around the masts there were lots of Marsh Tits. I counted 3 for the trip but there may have been many more present.
Marsh Tit

I heard lots of Buzzard calls but counted just 2. Also 1 Red Kite and 1 Raven.
Red Kite and friends

At the bottom, along Bignor Lane, I pulled over and watched a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk grappling, the Kestrel appearing to be the victor with the Sparrowhawk’s retreat. 


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