5 Whinchats in the top Paddock 8 am this morning, probably containing the same 2 that Shaun saw. Very elusive, and I wasn't going to chase them around. Went back pm with Russ, They were still there, still elusive but one popped up in front of us.
Thursday 30 August 2012
Thursday 23 August 2012
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Could not find any Migrants on the Ingrebourne Hill this morning, it's like a jungle up there but they are starting to cut the vegetation like they should, looks promising. Meanwhile, back at the paddocks a lot of the horses have been sold off so the few that are left are not keeping the vegetation down enough in my opinion, on top of that a handsome buzzard was sitting on the fence and a Kestrel and a Hobby were hunting in the same area, not a temptation for a migrant to drop in really.
Sunday 19 August 2012
The Buddleia at the Aveley Bay end of the marshes at this time of the year always produce an array of butterflies and at the moment with the warm weather the area has come alive with them; Small Tortoiseshell everywhere, Peacocks fluttering here and there, Red Admirals looking nautically elegant and a couple of brilliant Painted Ladies which always turn up around this time each year keeping themselves to themselves, and a new wave of Common Blues were flittering around on the short grass.