Sunday, 11 September 2011

Still some migrants

Waking up this morning I found a dull but warm day with quite a few birds visible in the garden.  There were quite a few Blackcaps some bathing in the two or three bird baths I have dotted around.  A Common Redstart was with half a dozen Black Redstarts and Cirl Buntings reached more than 20.  Maybe it was the lack of hot sun but there seemed to be good numbers of Goldfinches and Serins.  The star of the show was a juvenile Golden Oriole which flew into the pine trees of the neighbouring farm.

   In the afternoon trying to recover from Norwich getting beat by West Brom I took a drive up to the meadows near Bois Bas.  A single Red-backed Shrike was still present and 4 Woodlarks.  Migrants were represented by 8 Whinchats and a Wheatear.

  The really hot weather is forecast to return for next week so birds may still be hard to find.

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