I spent just 2 hours walking over to the College Grounds, via the Greenhouse Complex and Migrant Alley, but at that time of morning and with a gale blowing, there little to see. The most noteworthy birds were the mixed flock of SWIFTS, HOUSE MARTINS and SWALLOWS feeding on the lee side of the Greenhouse Copse, obviously this is where all the insects were sheltering from the wind.
|The Greenhouse Copse|
|One of the 40-50 Swifts|
Over at the College Grounds, it was very quiet, a couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS were watched as they faced up to each other, BLACKCAP and CHIFFCHAFF sang, and the regular common birds were about in small numbers.
Just one more full patch walk left for the month now, and the June bird list is on 63, which puts it in joint sixth place out of eleven, and it just about reaches the eleven year mean species tally for June. The year list needs just 2 more additions to reach the magic 100, fingers crossed for another couple of good flyover species :-)
|Recently fledged BLUE TIT on my garden feeder|