Having unsuccessfully searched the top of Mendip above Westbury several times in the past two weeks for whinchat, I decided to try Westbury Moor tonight.
I was amazed to come across a party of eight individuals, the most I have ever seen together at one time!
Two whinchat today on Beer Moor near Aller
9 Whinchats at grey lake this afternoon.
Approximately 6 winchats still present at Greylake car park at 9am this morning feeding in the elderberry bushes.
Also 2 possibly 3 Kingfishers fishing in the pool in front of the hide.
Quite a few swallows feeding frantically throughout the reserve.
Loads of various warblers moving through. A very good morning!!
Thanks Brian. 8 whinchat on fences to the right of the hide at Greylake later in the day.
Five Whinchats on Curry Moor this afternoon along with three Wheatears.
Other migrants included two Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler and a Whitethroat amongst a small tit flock feeding on blackberry bushes near Hook Bridge.
A few pics of the Greylake whinchats from yesterday here on Flickr.
Sadly no Winchat seen over a couple of rainy. windy hours this AM. Best birds were 2 Kingfishers, 2 Cetti's and a splendid Kestrel.
We also enjoyed watching one of the Buzzards carefully drying its wings between the downpours.