It felt a bit autumnal down at the patch today. There had been a small arrival of warblers I think, there were a few willow warblers and chiffchaffs 'wheeting' in the bushes and down the path to the hides and a collared dove flew north - a sure sign of Autumn.
There were also more migrant waders on the big pool, a juvenile little ringed plover, common sand, green sand and dunlins. Tonight three greenshanks dropped into the Budge fields.
|Juvenile LRP. You can see the beginnings of the orbital ring|
These common terns were also entertaining for a while, displaying and presenting fish. Mute swans were also doing a bit of display.
|Displaying common terns|
|Black-headed gull with fish|
|Here is a close up of the fish - any thoughts?|