No change was noticed at Migrant alley this morning, or when I walked back through from work this afternoon, so after lunch I went straight into the wet woods. A good decision, as I picked up the call of a MARSH TIT, the first since the 22nd of Feb. I tracked down the calls, just to make sure it wasn't a Great Tit mimicking, and was very pleased to find two Marsh Tits! I've never had more than one on my patch. With them was a COAL TIT, and they in turn were associating with a flock of LONG TAILED TITS. I moved on to the lake, but nothing of note happening there, just a few SISKIN around some alders. Eventually I moved on back through the woods and into the tree nursery, where some the tree's were now being taken out, and then onto the stubbles at Migrant Alley. I took my usual seat and watched the LINNETS, MEADOW PIPITS, PIED WAGTAILS and SKYLARKS, a couple of PHEASANT were nearby, and the ROOKS were very flighty, but I couldn't see any raptors, until just before I left when a Male SPARROWHAWK came over, but it was he who got seen off, by a flurry of Wagtails.
Below : The Sparrowhawk, being shown the way into the next parish by a Pied Wagtail.
Below: A very blurred photo of one of the Marsh Tits. It was very dim under the trees, and I didn't want to use the flash. They were feeding on Honey suckle berries, you can make out the pips of the already eaten ones along the branch.