More fog this morning, so that took care of any bird sightings on the way to work :-) but again, once the fog had gone, it was another sunny and warm day.
This afternoons patch visit was a dull affair, I started by crossing the Tree Nursery (photo above) In here were GREEN WOODPECKER and a couple of MAGPIES. The nursery leads on to the next field, I call this Marchants field (below)
This was part of the Tree Nursery until last year. It has now gone over to sheep grazing, the trees in the background are the wet woods. Nothing at all was seen here, unsurprisingly ! When it was full of trees I had such goodies as Snipe, Woodcock, Reed and Sedge Warbler as well as a Firecrest one year. Before it was a tree nursery it was a rough weedy field in which Grey partridge frequented, a species now extinct on my pacth :-(
Next it was on to the Pub Field, with the Maize crop in it, which is shortly to be harvested. (below)
The footpath runs up the hedgerow for about 250m and on to Migrant Alley. To the left of this photo is the run off pool, there were a few Common Darters seen on it today, and 2 CHIFFCHAFFS in the surrounding trees. The hedgerow didn't have any goodies in it today, just BLUE and GREAT TIT, DUNNOCK, ROBIN and a WREN.
Over at Migrant Alley it was the same as the past two visits, Mostly Corvids, with the majority of these being Rooks (below) with small numbers of JACKDAW and the odd CARRION CROW amongst them. 5 SWALLOWS were over the fields, but not a single House Martin was seen today.