Monday, 9 August 2010

Middlebere Warblers

Many immature birds on show on the Middlebere Farm track today - large numbers of lemon yellow Willow Warblers (above), a few Whitethroats, Stonechats, Swallows and a single Lesser Whitethroat. A family party of Dartford Warblers (below) near the road included this juvenile, while a pair of youg Spotted Flycatcher (bottom) were moving up and down the track. Grayling and Small Copper butterflies also seen among the many Gatekeeper. Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper, a small flock of Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Greenshank at a very hazy Middlebere but no sign of any Spoonbill or Osprey. Also no sign of the Ospreys reported at Morden Park Lake, but some very worn Silver-Washed Fritillaries feeding on buddleia there with Peacock, Red Admiral, Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell, plus Beautiful Demoiselle on the stream.