Very little was seen of note today during my 4 hour patch visit, only a couple of LESSER REDPOLLS that flew over Migrant Alley were added to yesterdays excellent daylist. A SPARROWHAWK was hunting in the Wet Woods and the KESTREL pair were around the Greenhouse Grounds, while overhead the local BUZZARD pair were aloft.
Just 4 BLACK HEADED GULLS remain at Migrant Alley of the hundreds that were visiting a month ago, a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL flew over, plus a few HERRING GULLS did likewise.
A few more LINNETS have arrived at the Greenhouse Grounds, 8 were there this morning, plus the nearby Greenhouse copse had a BLACKCAP singing from it, having arrived overnight.
No Willow Warbler was recorded today, despite spending a while over at the scrubby Woods, I wonder if I will record one here this spring, or will they go the way of the Nightingale, Garden Warbler, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove and Spotted Flycatcher ? All used to breed here years ago :-(
At least the LONG TAILED TITS are breeding, two to three pairs are on my patch, hopefully they will be successful, I got few nice images of one - not at the nest site I hasten to add!
Long Tailed Tit