Friday, 22 August 2008

August Fall

As usual, the summer months have been quiet, wih the highlight being a Little Egret seen flying down the New River early on the morning of 13th August.

Migants began syphoning through during August, with a few warblers and the odd Spotted Flycatcher plus a Wheatear on the 19th. However, the 21st saw a fall of Flycathcers and Warblers in the Grove. The Flycatchers included 2 Pieds and at least 3 Spotted. There were at least 6 Willow Warblers, plus a Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Blackcap in the mix. Despite much searching and high hopes, no Wood Warblers were found. At least one Pied and one Spotted Flycatcher were present the next morning, with at least 4 more Spotted's spread across the Park.