|Phone-scoping at its best (top to bottom): Tree Sparrows, Cattle Egret with cattle, Stonechat and Pygmy Cormorants|
Local patch: yesterday's highlight was a female HEN HARRIER migrating high above the house, heading towards the Karstic edge and disappearing over the pines. A good local record and a patch year tick by the way. Other sightings from the past few days included: Woodpigeon (70 in flock overhead), Siskin & Linnet (small flocks on migration), Chiffchaff (daily in the garden), Song Thrush (2-3), Water Pipit (passage), Black Redstart, Dunnock, Sparrowhawk, Blackcap ect. Still an awful lot of Jays around - the essence of autumn. I also started to feed the birds in the garden again and the first birds that appeared at the feeders were Great and Blue Tits.
|Hen Harrier from home|