Whinchats, juv Stonechat + Common Sandpiper

The first two Whinchats of the autumn on the escarpment this morning. They were along a line of uncut wheat, adjacent to the access land just east of Firle Bostal.

Looking to Caburn

Also a single juvenile Stonechat nearby. Presumably a product of the adult pair present in the same spot late last winter.

Also noted: lots of Willow Warblers, everywhere, two adult Buzzards and a young one calling from woodland, five Red-legged Partridges.

Yesterday morning, just before 5am, a trip outside the front door to chuck water over a cat resulted in my first Common Sandpiper for Firle – the peep-peep-peep so often heard along the Ouse cutting through the still air.

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2 thoughts on “Whinchats, juv Stonechat + Common Sandpiper

  1. Your ill-treatment of the local moggies has been noted and may be used against you.
    I was pleased to see a Whinchat this week too.
    Glad to hear Rampion’s still out, as I hope to be down Sussex way soon.
    All the best,

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