23.8-8.9.2019: Late Summer Doldrums

Košice Patch Birding

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This will be a fairly short post because there is actually very little happening on the patch at the moment.

One exception is a pair of sedge warblers which were feeding low in the reeds yesterday. Otherwise a few red backed shrikes like the one in the header photo are showing up, five young pheasants flushed on the meadow, and a mini-influx of spotted flycatchers.

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Also a couple of whinchats last weekend.

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The large sparrowhawk was very active on all of my visits during this period and I wonder if she is forcing the birds to keep their heads down. I can’t even get many photos because no bird will stay in the open for long enough for me to get a shot.

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The heavy winds this week brought down a couple of dead trees on the patch. Firstly this one by the little marsh which has been dead…

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