Osprey heading east
A good September migration day today- 1 Osprey flew east, 2 juvenile Ruff dropped in, 1 Wheatear, 70+ Meadow Pipit flew south, 40+ Swallow and 10+ Sand Martin went south, 5 House Martin and also 50+ Teal, 40+ Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 3 Green Sandpiper, 4 Snipe and 15 Lapwing. Around the edges 10+ Chiffchaff, at least one Willow Warbler (see below), 5-6 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler and overhead 2-3 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 4-5 Kestrel and 3 Sparrowhawk.
AUTUMN Willow and Chiff
White eye ring, (very prominent on lower eye) on Chiffchaff (left)- not on Willow Warbler. Also check out stronger supercilium and lemon coloured suffusion on underparts on Willow Warbler. More yellow/orange in bill of Willow (and in legs- not visible)
Longer wings of Willow Warbler on right making the Chiffchaff (left) look longer tailed