An early walk around Migrant Alley, provided a few birds of note, one being a LESSER WHITETHROAT that was heard singing from the Wooded Headland to the north of the paddocks, where the LINNET and STARLING flocks were again seen, there were also a small gathering of HERRING GULLS on the nearby sheep pasture, with them was an immature LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL.
Herring Gulls on the sheep pasture
A pair of BULLFINCH were seen in the Greenhouse Copse, along with the LITTLE OWL, both giving me a chance of a photograph.
Bullfinch at the Greenhouse Copse
Little Owl also in the Greenhouse Copse
A WHITETHROAT could just just about be heard as I passed the Greenhouse Grounds and the male KESTREL was seen perched on one of the greenhouses, looking bedraggled and windblown, not unlike myself at that point!
I had a pretty pointless walk through the Wet Woods and Scrubby Woods, as little could be heard in the blowing gale, which had increased from earlier, the only notable bird seen was a BUZZARD which flew from the Scrubby Woods. A scan over the lakes was made, but just 4 CANADA GEESE and 3 MALLARDS were seen, i'd be very surprised to see anything of interest on the water until Autumn now, I took the Coot and Mute Swan pair for granted when they were here!
A sky watch from my seat was not very productive, just a single SWIFT was the best of it !
Tomorrow looks like being a better day, as the winds are meant to die away, but it still looks far from being the beginning of summer :-(