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.

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

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

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 !!!!