Hundreds of Redwings tumbled out of the grey sky and streamed inland this morning. Robins seem to have arrived in fair numbers, and some Skylarks were moving. Still a few Swallows about, and a Shoveller, a parish rarity which came in off the sea, did a u-turn and flew back out again, has proved once more that we are in the Year of the Rare Commons. Later in the morning our friend Terry had two Firecrests and a Ring Ouzel, and a Grey Wagtail was present near the pub.
As part of the early testing of this blog I want to upload a picture, so what better than our undocumented Semi-collared Flycatcher from 16th September last year ;)