Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The first week in September

There is nothing like a gentle anti-cyclone for still mornings and a little mist - suddenly there are birds to catch and this week its been Blackcaps - 41 so far this September. Today there were clear signs of fattening up with weights of 23.4 and 24.8 -  it is a surprise these heavyweights can get off the ground.

This year there has definitely been evidence that the allotment is a good site for feeding up for migration with both blackcaps and garden warblers hanging around for 2 or 3 days and getting heavier. This coupled with the elderberry/blackberry juice surprises that the blackcaps seem to enjoy landing on my shirt!