Amongst the usual resident species seen on my walk into work today, a field full of Gulls was seen, the field is only forage pasture, and was recently cut, it's situated behind the hedgerow along ashes lane just before migrant alley. The Gulls were made up of at least 50 HERRING, 2 LESSER BLACK BACKED, and at least 36 BLACK HEADED. The latter I scanned carefully, hoping for a Mediterranean gull, but no luck, just made me late for work!
This afternoon I walked round the maize crop and paddocks at migrant alley, and up to the scrub headland there. I was pleased to see only my second Small tortoiseshell, a scarce butterfly this year, also saw a few Comma's, Small Whites, Large Skippers and lots of meadow browns. A Common Blue damselfly posed amongst the grass there as well.
As for birds this afternoon, it was all down to passing SWIFTS, flyover SWALLOWS and a few HOUSE MARTINS, a GREY HERON had me reaching for my bins as it flew over, but little else was of note.