|Whinchat from last Autumn (c) P. Barker|
It seems that I missed a good evening on the moor yesterday as this e-mail from Steve Roby describes:
"The moor was alive with bird song yesterday evening. As you know lots of warblers are in now and we had good views of most species.
Pete and I saw 4 Hobbies although some visiting London birders reported 5 (plus 2 Marsh Harriers and a SEO not seen by us).
Still at least 9 Wheatear with a single Whinchat alongside 4 of them on Ashgrave.
The male Garganey was on big otmoor, 4 Little Egret on ashgrave and a dozen or so Swifts over the reedbed. At least 2 Cuckoos were calling and flying about.
Another visiting birder had seen a Redstart drop down greenaways. A Snipe was drumming over here too and there are quite a few Lapwing chicks marching about, mainly on big otmoor.
With a little soft evening sun thrown in it was a very pleasant otmoor evening. "
|Also from last Autumn|
Whinchat is the 131st species on the moor this year so far.......Turtle Dove this weekend?