September delivered undoubtedly the best months patch birding I've had at Longhaven.
A total of 19 patch ticks for the year including four full fats: Barred warbler, Long-tailed skua, Black-throated diver and the Brown-shrike. Bung in a couple of red-backed shrikes for good measure and some patch bonus birds: redstart, pied fly and the expected yellow-broweds etc and the month was a real cracker.
October looks like it might not follow the same bird rich vein with nothing so far this month and the forecast of prolonged bird free westerlies on the cards for the foreseeable future, doesn't bode well.
A rather nice 118 species and 98.33% puts me on the podium for now but no amount of effort will get me past the cruising Seppy, so I might as well quit now
Happy September Days.