Not much occurred during the walk into work and back, this morning, a KESTREL hunted over the tree nursery, and one of the Peregrines was on the village tower, but thats off my patch.
This afternoon I had only 90 mins out around Migrant Alley, not long enough! I did manage to find a WHEATEAR again, i'm not sure wether it is the same bird or a new migrant. A family party of BULLFINCH'S were in the scrub headland, as was a flock of 8 LONG TAILEED TITS, and I watched 5 Chiffchaffs working a hedgerow that was just off of my patch.
A 40 min skywatch produced a stream of BLACK HEADED and HERRING GULLS going over to a nearby field that was being harrowed, aslo a GREY HERON, and few MEADOW PIPITS. Common Buzzard and Sparrowhawk were seen, but again they were well off my patch - the story of my day! As I was leaving, 5 LAPWING flying over the Greenhouse complex was a nice sight.
The only pics I got today was of this young female blackbird, it was bathing in a puddle, made by a cut to ribbons water pipe that fed a trough. Damaged caused by one of those carefully driven hedge flailing machines!