It shouldn’t be difficult to find something to write about in September with migration theoretically in full swing but it has been a very quiet couple of days.
Yesterday’s sunny weather induced the remaining Chiffchaffs into song (including an exceptionally loud individual in the car park of the Dales School) and a handful of Buzzards drifted over Ainderby including these two interacting high over the village.
Dozens of Small Tortoiseshells were on the wing, along with Speckled Woods and this Wall
and in the Magic Garden virtually every fence post held a Common Darter.
Today there was a small movement of Skylarks over and I saw my first Corn Bunting since the summer. Siskin numbers on the river had risen to around 40 and a single Golden Plover flew low over the church.