For the first two weeks of the month, I was working at the Farnborough International Airshow, but still managed to do a spot of birding. During that time I saw, House Martin, Rook, Carrion Crow, Skylark, Meadow Pipit and a juvenile Wheatear. On the 12th, an adult Peregrine was hunting Meadow Pipit and Skylark on part of the airfield and took no notice of aircraft that were displaying.
The Blackbird that I mentioned in last months blog, whose eggs were predated by a Magpie, tried again at the other end of the ivy and this time managed to raise a chick until it fledged on the 30th, so good news.
On the 29th at Moor Green Lakes, Colebrook Lake North was strangely quiet as the adult Black Headed gulls and juveniles had dispersed from the breeding rafts and Tern Island, hopefully some will return to breed next spring.
Migration has slowly started to get under way, on the 26th at Moor Green, 2x Common Sandpipers were seen and on the 29th, 2x Green Sandpipers were seen, passing through.