I only visited the College Grounds, Greenhouse grounds and Migrant Alley today, with a quick scan of the Pub Field and Ashes Lane field, both of which were home to a few STOCK DOVES, but nothing else.
The WHITETHROAT was back singing in the Greenhouse Grounds as I passed through, along with a BLACKCAP and the regular WRENS, ROBINS, DUNNOCKS, BLACKBIRDS, SONGTHRUSH, and PIED WAGTAIL. Another Blackcap and a CHIFFCHAFF were singing from the Wooded Headland to the North of Migrant Alley, but the hopes of recording Turtle Dove on this part of my patch, which was a former haunt for them, have now been relinquished. Migrant Alley was again home to CANADA GEESE and GREYLAG GEESE, 6 of the former and 8 of the later were seen, as were the 20 odd LINNETS that fed on the dandelion heads there.
An hour spent looking through the College Grounds and gardens didn't produce a Spotted Flycatcher, or any of the ''expected any day now'' fledgling young, from the likes of ROBIN, Songthrush, DUNNOCK, WREN or PIED WAGTAIL.
MISTLETHRUSH, GREENWOODPECKER, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT, JAY, SWALLOW, and a couple more Chiffchaff and Blackcap were best of what was found at the College today.
|Grey Heron over my seat|
I did manage to find Small White, Large White, Green Veined White, Orange Tip, Comma, Speckled Wood, Peacock, Holly Blue and Brimstone, the latter of which I have never manged to get a photo of, today I was that close though! I was just going to press the shutter when a Bee landed on the Brimstone and off it went.......blast it!!
All I came away with was these two shots in the end!