|I manged just one photo, a record shot of a lovely female Redstart|
So not feeling quite as energetic, I only did half a patch walk, visiting the Arable part of my patch, via the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley with a quick look over the Ashes lane field on the walk back home.
I noted 38 species, which for half a patch walk was very good, especially as two of those species were new for the month, the first being a flyover MISTLETHRUSH (53), good to find that, as they can be difficult to locate here in July.
The second species added to the July list this morning was much more of a surprise, Migrant Alley gave me the first Autumnal passage migrant with a YELLOW WAGTAIL (54) It flew over the sheep pasture calling repeatedly, which was just as well as I had to convince myself of its ID as I've never had a passage Yellow Wagtail go through here this early, the previous earliest date recorded was the 13th Aug, which occurred back in 2007.
Best of the rest this morning was again seeing a HOBBY fly over, being chased by a mob of SWALLOWS, a couple of BULLFINCH in the Ashes lane hedgerow was good to see, and the KESTRELS continue to bring in food for their young at the Greenhouse Grounds.
Not much on the photo front today, despite the weather cheering up this afternoon, but I had another session with the GOLDCREST from my bathroom window, getting some better results this time.
|Goldcrest, showing off :-)|