|Low lying fog at Migrant Alley|
|A misty view NW across the sheep pasture|
I checked the Greenhouse Grounds for the Stonechat that was there yesterday, but it had moved on, the only migrants found there were a couple of CHIFFCHAFFS, a few ROBINS and BLACKBIRDS that were probably also migrant birds. The GREY WAGTAIL was seen at the water intake again, but was far to clever for me to creep up and get a photo, unlike this WREN :-)
A walk around the Scrubby Woods, then the Wet Woods, was quite productive, with both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST and BULLFINCH all seen, I even found the troop of LONG TAILED TITS, carrying along another Chiffchaff with them.
To end my 3 hour visit, I once again made my way to my sky watching seat at Migrant Alley, seeing the Stonechat still on the fence wire as I went past. The 40 minute sky watch wasn't too productive though, the highlight being a pair of REDWING that flew through. More Meadow Pipits and Skylarks also went over, as well as a skein of six CANADA GEESE then shortly after a SKEIN of 22 GREYLAG GEESE. Raptor wise, it was the usual 3 suspects, those being KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK and BUZZARD :-) No Swallows or Martins today, have we seen the last of them I wonder?