Sunday, September 19, 2010

At Farlington this morning:

At least two Lapland Buntings, showing well. The first I've seen for quite a while. Long winged and long billed, I'm sure you'll agree.

Also a few Wheatears knocking around, assorted waders, and a flock of restless Bearded Tits that kept erupting from the reed bed, attempting to climb high, then bottling it and diving back into the reedbed calling constantly. Migration or just post-breeding dispersal? Here they are in action:


Just enough time for some healthy breakfast before heading on to Blashford:


Not a lot there worth mentioning. A Little Egret on Ivy lake was about the most exciting. We checked a few spots on the way back home (pig farms for gulls, ploughed fields for Dotterels etc etc) but managed to find nothing. Literally nothing.