A walk round the tree nursery, and Migrant Alley this afternoon was very quiet. I was struggling to find anything significant, even the SWALLOWS (just 1) and HOUSE MARTINS (just 6) had deserted my patch! I contented myself with watching the LINNET and GOLDFINCH in the paddocks, while also keeping an eye in the sky for one of them Honey Buzzards that everyone keeps seeing! After a final scan of the fence posts and Maize crop, for Wheatear or Whinchat came up negative, I decided to make my way round the north end of Migrant alley and through the scrubby wood. A small piece of action at last with the sighting of a LESSER WHITETHROAT, also a male BULLFINCH with a well developed young one. I made my way down to the greenhouse complex, and was going to go up the lane for home, but I made myself go and have another look round the Tree nursery, despite my legs getting hot and weary! However, halfway across the field my tired feet were dancing again, for low in the sky, coming from the direction of the wet woods and Lake (where it may have been feeding) came an OSPREY!! the second this month! 7 years I've waited for an unlikely sighting of this impressive raptor, then I get two in less than a month, absolutely brilliant. This second bird came much lower and I got some acceptable photo's of it.
Below are some of the pics: