Its the first of September, which means it's autumn, and rare birds should be pouring in now. Winds are light and westerly so not much is happening. The east coast had a decent sea watching spell two days ago but nothing to tempt me today so I went to Amwell.
Bill and Barry were present, and Jay, Phil and Colin turned up later. Starting to get a build up in ducks now, with two Wigeon on the lake and another dozen flying around. A few Teal in, but no Garganey. Two Common Terns lingering.
My first (plastic) Barnacle Goose of the year flew in mid morning.
The Four Common Sandpipers are still around, and we were treated to the rare sight of an adult Hobby perched up in the woods hunting.
A bit too dull and cool to think about dragonflies-one Migrant Hawker around the watchpoint and a Red Admiral went over.