It was overcast dull and windy today, and the birding was as dull as yesterday was exciting!
Apart from a family of BLACKCAPS and a SPARROWHAWK seen at the College Grounds on the way into work this morning, there was very little to see today. My usual visit to Migrant Alley (twice) didn't turn up any migrants today, not even many SWALLOWS were around, the best I could muster was 4 GOLDFINCH'S on some thistles. The walk over to the lakes and scrubby woods was even quieter, I heard just a single CHIFFCHAFF, and saw a few MALLARDS on the water.
No birds of prey were seen flying over this afternoon, but there were a few LESSER BLACK BACKED and HERRING GULLS. That was about the extent of it today, but given I had such a good day yesterday, I can put up with an off day :-)
Above is a Goldfinch on the thistle heads.
Below are the butterfly photo's I took yesterday, Common Blue, Brown Argus and Small Copper.