8th September

An excellent day of southwesterly movement at the farm included six Yellow Wagtails, two Common Swifts, 80 House Martins and 420 Swallows. A northbound flock of seven Cormorants, a visit by a Northern Lapwing and the sight of a juvenile Peregrine terrorising the Woodpigeon flocks added further interest, confounded by a count of six Common Buzzards. Grounded passerine migrants across the recording area comprised of nine Chiffchaffs, a Common Whitethroat and two Blackcaps.

Three Brown Hairstreaks were reported, as were two Small Coppers, 13 Brown Argus, 10 Small Heaths, 17 Meadow Browns, 16 Speckled Woods, a Comma and a Red Admiral.

Steve Gale and Duncan Jennings