Friday, 29 August 2014

Late August at The Scrubs

10 Cormorants - our biggest flock this year
 Apologies for the long delay in writing a post on my blog. My main excuse is the all consuming work I've been involved with on the launch of the Vote National Bird Campaign. More about that another day.

The Scrubs is shaping up for a good autumn. Unfortunately, I haven't been visiting my beloved patch at all until very recently. Nor has there been that many other birders visiting during the summer, so as a consequence our year list isn't too hot.
 1st winter Starlings
 A family party of Magpies
Over the last few days we have recorded at least 6 Tree Pipits, up to 8 Whinchats and several Lesser Whitethroats. Last year in early September I found a juvenile Common Rosefinch. What's in store this September.