I did another full patch walk today, starting at 06:00hrs and finishing by 11:30hrs, finding a very good total of 51 bird species, a couple of those being new to the July list, however they weren't the most exciting of species, the first being a RING NECKED PARAKEET (60) that flew over Ashes Lane and headed off over the Small Holding, that brought up the 60 mark for July. The other species to join the months list was my old friend, the BARNACLE GOOSE (61), it still keeps turning up at the lakes every 5 or 6 weeks :-) With it, on the main lake, were 32 CANADA GEESE but their were no GREYLAG GEESE with them, they were added to list earlier however, when 8 flew over Migrant Alley, making for an Autumnal sight.
Not much else happening on my patch at the moment, the KESTREL family are still around the Greenhouse Grounds, an occasional BUZZARD flies around over the Wet Woods area, and LINNET numbers are building up modestly on the paddocks at Migrant Alley, with 20 -25 mostly immature birds there this morning. Flyover species are still few, as well the mentioned Greylag Geese, only LESSER BLACK BACKED, HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS, plus a GREY HERON went over.
The only photo I got this morning was of this Large White Butterfly, minutes later the sun disappeared.
Ive still got the Broad Bodied Chaser images from yesterday though :-)