Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Still a few hirundine present from yesterday at the pond but in much smaller numbers and considering the weather and wind direction, the Redwing seen going over the valley, 12 Yellow Wagtail including a few adults on farborough bank, 2 Goldeneye and 16 Wigeon it was a pretty poor return for getting wet. Male Common Scoter still off draycote bank but we could not locate the Black-necked Grebe in an hours search although it was seen later in its usual place. The 5 Chiffchaff and a possible Reed Warbler in the same willow tree in toft bay may have been part of an influx that was experienced in the valley with three locations reporting double figures of chiffs today. Red Admiral and Migrant hawker seen on farborough bank.