My three hour patch visit this morning didn't turn up anything new for the month or year lists, nor did I find any newly fledged birds for the 2016 ''Successfully Bred'' list. Sightings of note on my patch today were the LESSER WHITETHROAT that sang once again from Ashes Lane and the Greenhouse Grounds, where the COMMON WHITETHROAT pair were active and the male KESTREL was perched up on one of the greenhouses, earlier I had watched at least 60 PIED WAGTAILS fly from their roost there.
Another Common Whitethroat sang from the drainage ditch at the Ashes Lane Fields, over which 2 BUZZARDS flew as they left the Wet Woods. On the lakes, just a lone male MANDARIN DUCK was of any note.
An hours sky watching from my seat at Migrant Alley was a big disappointment, with just a single LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL seen passing over.
Later in the afternoon, I had a pair of SISKIN on my garden feeders, nice to see them still about :-)
Photo's for today.........................
Male Kestrel on one of the Greenhouses
One of the GREYLAG GEESE pair that continue to feed on the sheep pasture
A windswept DUNNOCK
Another Dunnock, singing out of the wind :-)