Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Twenty Plus Wheatears

It's been a good autumn migration for wheatears this year; I cannot remember ever seeing as many in one day as the twenty or so which were on the plains and in the Tardoire valley this morning. Other migrants included the occasional whinchat, yellow wagtail, willow warbler, whitethroat, redstart and tree pipit. There was no sign of the golden plovers or any stone curlews.

Resident birds of note were grey wagtail on the Bonnieure and several jackdaws near Fougère . I think that I've noted before that this latter species, like the rook, is very localised around here.

The weather continues to be very hot and there has been only a gentle breeze for several days.

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