Thursday, July 23, 2009

Autumn arrives

Autumn is officially here, the first Willow Warbler flock exhibiting that pre-migration aggression were in the garden today mixed up with Blue, Coal and Great Tits, Wrens, Robins and a Blackcap. There were eleven Willow Warblers in that group. There was also a younger family party of three or four Willow Warblers with the adult still feeding the young. 20 Lapwings flew over the garden going west and there were Swifts and Swallows trickling west as well.

2 comments:

David Wedgwood Perry said...

And last weekend I was out on Fylingdales moor and put up a Green Sandpiper from a small pool. I guess it must have been one of the non breeding returners. When i lived in Ireland very close to the coast It always felt odd that around the middle of July the first of the winter waders who had not bred were back to their winter haunts. A sign of autumn.

Alastair said...

Dave,

I've sent a mail to your yahoo address re who to send this record on to if you wouldn't mind - Fylingdales Moor group.

Thanks,

Alastair