The excitement of the last few visits wasn't repeated this morning. It was a case of trying to find the resident bird species. Very few birds were seen, one of the few brighter moments was coming across a mixed species feeding flock, containing at least 8 LONG TAILED TITS, 4 BLUE TITS, 4 GREAT TITS, a NUTHATCH, a TREECREEPER and a COAL TIT. CHIFFCHAFF and COMMON WHITETHROAT were the only warbler species located, and on the raptor front just a SPARROWHAWK was seen. The BARN OWL was in his now 'usual' roost, but no Little Owls were found.
Migrant Alley was very quiet, just a few PIED WAGTAILS, mixed corvids, and the busy SWALLOWS feeding overhead. 45 species were seen, not too bad a tally for the day, the 3 species of gull and 2 geese species padded the day list out a bit!
Speckled Wood butterflies were the only species to brave the dull, windy conditions today