Sunday, September 04, 2016

Diary Update #51

As usual at this time of year my cruising activities and boat maintenance have taken precedence and birding time has again been at a premium. That said I've still managed a 'Brandon Marsh Away-Day' in Lincolnshire and also endeavoured to slot in a little time at the reserve to help the conservation team complete the annual strimming of the Islands and banks. This along with a few excellent visits to Napton Hill, which has once again been arguably the best place to see Spotted Flycatchers and Common Redstart in Warwickshire, have kept my hand in!

Typical Spotted Flycatcher pose! Another one of the Napton birds...
As the Autumn migration begins to gather pace its time for me to get back out and about in search of those local rarities. This, along with trips planned to Norfolk with the Brandon Marsh team and my visit later this month to Gibraltar and Tarifa for the raptor migration, birding will certainly be taking centre stage once more!