Life on the ocean wave is all very well but there comes a time in your life when you have to return home to survey the scene. Home for me is the patch - Wormwood Scrubs.
Winter at The Scrubs ended last week whilst I was watching Glaucous Gulls off the coast of Norway. We enjoyed a phenomenal fall of some 14 Common Redstarts and an unbelievable 40 plus Northern Wheatears all in just one day!
Below are a fragment of the birds to be seen at The Scrubs over the last 10 days.
A female Black Redstart - in there somewhere! (Rob Ayers)
A showy Northern Wheatear
Same bird, different angle