Hot! Thats what it was today, even at 7:00am when I left for work, the sun was very warm. A few birds were about early on, YELLOWHAMMER singing in Ashes Lane, as were LINNETS. PIED WAGTAILS, were on the paddocks and around the maize crop, but no sign of Saturdays Whinchat. Two LESSER BLACKBACK GULLS flew over, one NW the other S.
I spent 2 hours this afternoon, checking the tree nursery, and Migrant alley for any new arrival of migrants, but it was so hot barely anything was seen at all. The only birds that seemed imune to the hot sun were the numerous Pied Wagtails, again around the paddocks. Butterflies were represented mainly by the Gatekeepers, but there were a few Meadow Browns about.
Later tonight I may go out again, or at least watch the sky over Migrant alley from my bedroom window.
Above: The poor old sheep at migrant alley trying to keep cool at the water trough.