Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Don't ya just love a fall...
Once on the mound area of the Leas more Redstarts and over 30 Wheatears feeding in this area, plus another unusual sighting for this area of about 30 Greenfinchs flying around also a charm of about 80 Goldfinch's. Supporting cast passing thro- of Meadow pipits, a few Skylarks, Swallows and House martins.
The it was along to the Whitburn coastal park to try for the Rosefinch which I was told about. Once out of the car here and wet stuff started to fall again, after about 10 minutes in the last area it had been seen in, the white flag went up. The rain at this time was horizontal and my wet cold legs couldn't take anymore.(soft shite I know).
So this morning it was back down to the Rosefinch site again in better weather conditions, but its looks like the bugger had moved off as no one to my knowledge have seen it today. But never mind I did get to see my first Spotted flycatcher of the year(had almost given up on this one) around the back of the ringing mound.
Back down Trow again later today and most of the migrants were still around except for far fewer Songies and Wheatears. So I tried for a few record shots today ...record being the word, as the fog had rolled in by this time and the light was crap!
Willow Warbler (below)
A few from the ringing hut today-
Garden Warbler (below)