Posted by: lhct | September 4, 2018

Whinchat passing through

Mike Ayling reports from a weekend bird survey on Chesworth Farm: “As September was upon us and winds were southerly I thought a visit may produce some temporarily halted migrants, and I was not mistaken.

“All the usual birds were seen but as I approached Little Horsham Hill field I noticed a small passerine perched on top of the highest part of the hedge. It was a very smart Whinchat. The hedge seemed to be alive with birds and included both a male and female Redstart.

“As I approached Platt pond I heard and then saw a Reed Warbler which was actually in the hedge opposite the pond. Nice to see a family party of Bullfinch also.”

A record photo of the Whinchat by David Verrall

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