Not much was seen in the time available, a walk around the paddocks and sheep pasture at Migrant Alley was much the same as yesterday, right down to the 6 GREYLAG GEESE ! I looked for, but didn't find, the fledged WHITETHROATS at the Greenhouse Grounds, but did see a female LINNET carrying nesting material into a scrubby area, the male bird watched on, I hope they have time to raise a family before farmer Giles annihilates the scrubb! The KESTREL family were up and about in the general area, plus flyovers from 2 GREY HERONS, 4 HERRING GULLS, and singles of LESSER BLACK BACKED and BLACK HEADED GULL were seen. A SKYLARK sang from very high up, as I searched for it I began to pick out many SWIFTS, at least 20 were feeding on the wing.
A short afternoon visit was made, this time I walked the Ashes Lane Fields, but nothing bird wise was noteworthy, I spent most of the time photographing insects!
I was looking for an Essex Skipper, maybe this is one ? I'm never sure!
There were just one or two of these Common Blue Damselflies about
plus half a dozen White-legged Damselflies, mostly females.