Sunday, 10 September 2017

Horrid autumn- 10/9/17



Horrid 06:20-08:35: an autumnal feel to the morning with the rolling fog along the north shore. That will have stopped some nocturnal migrants on Hoo, for sure, but the Point was busy (for the Point, that is), presumably birds coming in over the fog bank then deciding early safe landing probably a good option.

Point: 15 Blackcap, Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet. (Another four Blackcap at Sharp's Green Pond, with a further dozen around Mariners Orchard- clearly a Blaca day.)

Viz mig: Mute Swan, 4 east (don't knock it- one of the dog walkers stunned to see them, thought they were never seen around here. Wrong of course, but brightens up a morning).Whimbrel 2 s-w, Tree Pipit s (where have they been this autumn? Always a small passage, but a passage nonetheless), Greenfinch 4 west, Linnet 4w.

Horridhenge. Site of an amazing Spinal Tap concert some years back now.
"If you can remember it man, you weren't really there man"



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