When will my first Northern Wheatear show up?
The autumnal scent is now wafting into the air. After visiting The Scrubs on Friday morning and this morning I noticed that there was a discernible change in the avian atmosphere. Over the two mornings I counted at least 22 Common Whitethroat many of which feeding large fledglings as were the Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs. This morning was good with a returning foraging Willow Warbler, a brief glimpse of a Garden Warbler and five Sand Martin headed north east over the embankment - a scarce bird here.
I'm glad that I have refound my mojo when it comes to The Scrubs and I intend to go every morning weather and commitment permitting.