Saturday, 27 September 2008


Had an exceedingly slow-paced bash at Freeman's Wood today with phylloscopus inornatus in mind.

A garden warbler, three blackcaps, 6 chiffchaffs and 20 goldcrests were all spread out-- hardly any flocking in the summery, insect-rich conditions... Also 5 coal tits and 3 jays.

I allowed myself a few sneaky peeks above the canopy, and 3 swallows were seen heading SW.

Dragonflies were aplenty this afternoon with at least 100 common darters, 13 migrant and 2 brown hawkers in and around the wood.


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