Sunday, 2 August 2009

The Smell

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.

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