The autumn leaf moth mimics are now appearing, wigeon and pintails have arrived at Beddington- winter is coming. However between now and winter is the most exciting time of year for bird migration and autumn vagrants. Unfortunately I'm very restricted during September due to work commitments but plan to take the whole of October off with one sole mission- to find some rare birds and moths. If it's too much of a mission to hit a Western Palearctic hotspot this year I'll be based in the UK- the first time in 20 years I'll be rarity hunting here.
The last few days have involved a bit of moth trapping, a few local walks and a family visit to the London Wetland Centre yesterday.