A fresh, sunny start this morning yielded a good count, with 52 species recorded. I stood for half an hour at the entrance to Winpenny where along the hedge row leading up to Adder Valley there was a nice variety of migrants including 2 Spotted Flycatchers, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler and loads of Blackcaps.
|Spotted Flycatcher and Goldfinch|
I had a quick look at the wetland trail and noted a Whinchat, a Yellowhammer and 2 Stonechat before heading off to the Hanger to meet Matt.
There, on the North Brooks, were 4+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 4+ Snipe, just a single Lapwing, and the first Wigeon of the autumn (the first I’ve seen here since 28th May when one lingered for a few days).