Saturday, 27 August 2016

Whinchats to the rescue

The hedgerows and isolated trees of Canons Farm were not dripping with migrants this morning. To be honest, it was hard work. However, the area just north of Reeds Rest Cottages was playing host to a group of four Whinchats (one of them above), and they stayed put for at least a couple of hours, unfortunately keeping their distance from the footpath. Always a pleasure, one of my favourite birds.

Apart from meagre numbers of Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, all the migrant action was in the sky, with three Common Swifts, two Sand Martins and 80+ Swallow feeding above the barley fields.


  1. Bet it's good at Dungeness atm Steve. 115 Black Terns were seen at Shellness, Sheppey today.

    1. Don't tempt me Derek, don't tempt me...