This afternoon I went to the lake area, and had a look at the adjacent scrub. BLACKCAP, WHITETHROAT and Chiffchaff were all showing, as they fed on the elder berries. A KINGFISHER was vocal, and was breifly glimpsed, a typical view - flying away!
Before entering the tree nursery I stopped to look over the small pool, I found at least 6 Common Darters patroling the edges. In the nursery a Whitethroat was seen and a couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS, and as I stopped and looked up the first KESTREL of the month was overhead, 10 seconds later a SPARROWHAWK came low over, and not even 10 seconds later, a HOBBY came over low! All this drove the local SWALLOWS mad, and 30 -40 went into a frenzied diving and alarm calling. Whilst scanning the sky SWIFTS were again in good supply, at least 30 were wheeling high up.
Hobby, followed the Sparrowhawk.
Sparrowhawk followed the Kestrel