I left the two Whinchat to feed, and tried my luck with the Wheatear, these birds are usually much more approachable, but today, they were avidly feeding right out in the middle of the paddock, so again the photo was distant, and the light was poor anyway.
After getting some not very good photo's, I had a good look around for anymore passage birds, but no more were forthcoming, I did see a couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS come down and join the Wheatears in the paddocks, and a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER flew low over. Nearby in a patch of thistles, 22 GOLDFINCH were feeding, and 4 LINNET were on the pathway.
After having had my fill of the passage birds, I went through the Tree Nursery, to try and locate two species of bird I haven't yet added to the months list, Mistle Thrush and Pheasant, but not only were they not present, very little else was either. I tried my luck over at the Lakes and Scrubby Woods, but upon reaching the area, it started to rain heavily, so I was limited to viewing the immediate surroundings from the cover of one of the old outbuildings. I can see over the main lake from there, but only a GREY HERON was seen, along with a couple of MOORHEN and about a dozen MALLARD. Once the rain eased I took my chance to get off home, once again a visit cut short. I took this photo below, of a Green Woodpecker, from my shelter, in some pretty dire lighting, but I like the way it turned out :-)