The lakes and Scrubby Woods were given the once over, only the COOT was notable on the Lakes, but still no sign of any young ones, have they failed in their attempt to breed I wonder ? A GREY HERON was seen flying over, but apart from that, not much else was about.
In the woods, a CUCKOO called constantly from the overhead power cables, where it was joined by two TURTLE DOVES, only a couple each of BLACKCAP and CHIFFCHAFF were heard singing, plus a SONGTHRUSH. I checked up on the PHEASANT and COLLARED DOVES nests, and found both adults incubating eggs still :-)
I visited Migrant Alley a little later, but again disturbance was high, so all I could to was watch for flyovers, BUZZARD, KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK were all seen, and 3 single HERRING GULLS. A dozen SWIFTS were wheeling around the Tower over in the village, and a bit nearer to me 8 SWALLOWS zipped around the fly ridden sheep, of which one was lying dead with it's throat opened up, don't worry I didn't take any photo's :-) I wonder if someones '' Don't worry he wont hurt you'' pets had savaged it! Either way as far as i'm concerned, it's one less sheep to much the hedgerows and undergrowth, the whole perimeter of the sheep grazing is badly degraded as wildlife habitat now, such is the intensive nature of the Sheep stocking this year.
Anyway, that post turned into a bit of a rant didn't it!! So here's some photo's of some Young birds I took in my well run wildlife habitat of a garden.