|A view across the Tree Nursery, with the Wet Woods in the back ground|
After the Pub Field I went to Migrant Alley, ever hopeful of a late Wheatear or maybe my first Stonechat of the year, alas no such goodies were found, but 2 GOLDFINCH were among 18 LINNETS that were feeding on Dandelion heads in one of the paddocks.
A sky watch from my usual seat for twenty minutes was good for HERRING GULLS and fewer BLACK HEADED GULLS, but just one PIED WAGTAIL was seen with those. A last ditch attempt at finding a new species for the month was had with a walk through the Greenhouse Grounds, where a KESTREL sat up on the rooves, but again it proved a frustrating time, the dozens of wrens usual seen here were down to two individuals, it was the same for the DUNNOCKS and BLACKBIRDS, things seem to be stuck in that gap that happens between the summer birds leaving and the winter birds arriving :-) Things will change as time ticks on though.......hiopefully !
|Immature Gull, probably Herring|