Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lee Mount

Migrants obviously on the move today with 2 juvenile Blackcaps first thing feeding on Honeysuckle berries in the garden. Some unidentified phylloscs about at the same time though they were elusive in the trees - probably willow warblers or maybe Chiff-chaffs with them.
Mid-afternoon with that strong ESE very warm wind we had 40+ Swifts heading west in a tight feeding  frenzy high up. Unusual to get so many this late in August but guess the weather conditions played a part. We enjoyed the sight as they drifted off high. They might be the last we see before next year but there might hopefully be a few singletons through in the next week or so.


Bradshaw Rambler said...

It's sad to see the Swifts leaving, signalling the end if summer.
(none for me today however).

Brian Sumner . said...

Who needs to go off birding with a garden like yours, if you dug a pond you,d probably get waders.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Starting to dig tomorrow !!!!