Not getting out until 08:15hrs means the best part of the day had gone, however a walk around the Wet Woods and Scrubby Woods did provide me with the regular species missing from yesterdays visit, I added TREECREEPER (48), NUTHATCH (49), BULLFINCH (50) and MISTLETHRUSH (51), plus a bit more of a surprise, a TAWNY OWL (52) that hooted twice from its roost in the Scrubby Woods.
A pair of MANDARIN DUCKS (53) flew over the main lake, alighting into the Wet Woods, but nothing was of any real note on the lake today that wasn't seen yesterday.
A walk around Migrant Alley didn't provide me with the Wheatear that I had hoped for, just a dozen BLACK HEADED GULLS, 5 HERRING GULLS and 2 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS were of note. The LITTLE OWL was at roost in the Greenhouse Copse, and the KESTREL pair were around the Greenhouses.
A 90 minute sky watch from my seat, looking for a migrant Swallow was pretty fruitless, although I did get to see quite a few MEADOW PIPITS as they continue their northward journey, also a couple of YELLOWHAMMERS went over, plus BUZZARDS were on every horizon again :-)
I might just get out for an evening stroll if the weather holds out :-)
This SPARROWHAWK saved the day photographically, as it alighted on my garden fence this afternoon, allowing a quick couple of snaps, I had the camera pointing at the Woodmouse at the time!
Woodmouse, just before the Sprawk arrived :-)