Things are pretty quiet at the moment but a quick walk along the river this evening turned up Little Egret, Little Grebe, three Kingfishers, this family of Swans (the first Mutes since early May),
a couple of Buzzards and still half a dozen Speckled Wood butterflies.
Yesterday evening in the Magic Garden there were three Little Owls. As I walked back home four Pipistrelles were feeding around the trees at the top of Warlaby Lane. More surprisingly, given the sharp drop in temperature, I saw a couple of Red Admirals flying high south.
This reminded me of a birding trip to northern Finland some years ago. We were walking on the frozen sea when I spotted a distant movement, it turned out to be the incongruous sight of dozens of Camberwell Beauty butterflies migrating over the ice.
Parish year list to end of September - 107 species.