|Still Blackcaps to be found|
Sunday, October 06, 2013
A phone call from Tim Marlow on Saturday morning had Dee and I making a short stop at Napton for a look at a Redstart Tim had located. Although Dee managed a good view of the bird on the gated road that runs down to the old quarry, I only managed a fleeting glimpse before the bird went into cover. Thermals over the hill had a mixture of four Raven and seven Buzzard circling during our stay.
Sunday at Brandon Marsh still had excellent numbers of Wigeon on East Marsh Pool and a Peregrine made a brief appearance, before making off empty handed. A single Green Sandpiper flew off as we approached the screen area and a half dozen Snipe were recorded around the reserve. A few warblers still to be found, these included a brace of both Blackcap and Chiffchaff, plus a late Reed Warbler in the reeds in front of Big hide. Visible migration was ongoing with over three dozen Skylark, thirty odd Linnet, a couple of Siskin and at few Meadow Pipit, three Grey Wagtail were also noted, with two over central marsh and a single near the farm area.