I didn't do too much though, and just spent an hour out watching over the fields and paddocks of Migrant Alley, viewing from my seat. It was quite active out there, with at least 30 MEADOW PIPITS, a dozen SKYLARKS plus small flocks of LINNETS and GOLDFINCH'S. 3 YELLOW WAGTAILS called loudly as they flew across the sky, whilst a bit later a further 8 flew up from the sheep pasture in tight formation, they were flushed up by a big female SPARROWHAWK, which I watched fly low and slow around the fields, putting up all the Larks and Pipits, as well as around 100 STARLINGS. It was eventually chased off by the local ROOKS.
A KESTREL was also up hunting, I could see it from where I sat, hovering over the Tree Nursery, the Tall Hedge behind my seat had two CHIFFCHAFF, but there was no sign of any other summer species. The HOUSE MARTINS and SWALLOWS continued there passage south, and many hundreds were seen passing through.
That was about the extent of my birding today, apart from a bit of garden watching this afternoon, but this was again disrupted by a Sparrowhawk - male this time!
I did get a few photo's in the less gloomier part of the afternoon, but it was still to dull for photography really. Hopefully i'll be rid of this cold virus tomorrow and back to my normal self :-)