The first day of autumn seems to have arrived today with good numbers of common migrants around on patch. I didn't manage to get up to Beer Head but a text from Bun had me heading over to Beer Cemetery Fields, where I photographed one of four Spotted Flycatchers
that were there but dipped the Garden Warblers
that Bun had seen earlier. There were also four Redstarts
including two males. In a couple of visits to Seaton Marshes today I've seen lots of Wheatears
( two dozen or so) , two Whinchats
and another male Redstart
. I hung around for ages hoping that a Whinchat
would approach close enough to get a photo but it wasn't to be. I didn't manage to get a decent photo of one in the spring either despite seeing several. Still, there's plenty of time for another chance. The Wheatears
didn't disappoint though, you can always rely on a Wheatear
for a good photo opportunity.
No.119 Spotted Flycatcher
Wheatears on posts.... again... It must be autumn!