A slight change in the weather today, it was cooler with a fresh breeze, no good for Butterflies this afternoon just a few Meadow Browns, Skippers and a couple of Small Tortoiseshells were on the wing.
I decided to go over to my Skywatching seat on the higher ground over at Migrant Alley, to see if anything interesting would fly over. On the way, a pair of BULLFINCH'S called from the hedgerow along Ashes lane.
Taking my seat I could see 30+ SWALLOWS and a couple of HOUSE MARTINS over the Paddocks and sheep pasture, higher up 15-20 SWIFTS were circling around. A SONG THRUSH was singing from one of the nearby gardens, but the song of the WHITETHROAT has completely stopped now, I only heard the 'churr' call from the Tall Hedge behind my seat, where a ROBIN and DUNNOCK were also seen.
ROOK, CARRION CROW and JACKDAW fed out on the sheep pasture, two SKYLARKS got up and sang, while a GREENFINCH gave its wheezing call from somwhere in the Greenhouse Complex Grounds. Flyovers included 7 HERRING GULLS in groups of 2, 2, and 3, a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL and two BLACK HEADED GULLS. A few COLLARED DOVES and LINNETS flew to and fro. The only RAPTORS seen were the KESTREL and the SPARROWHAWK, however the PEREGRINE was sighted just south of my patch - I could have done with that one for the months list. Lastly, I did get an addition to the months list, a CORMORANT ( 51) circled over and went back NE from where it came from.
No photo's were taken today, as I mostly just sat and watched the sky :-) .
For those interested, I have added a Pittswood species list at the top of the right hand side bar. 127 species ........so far...........