Another cloudy, drizzly morning, with a moderate SW wind.
I made 3 separate patch visits today, one early morning, one mid morning and one mid afternoon, they all involved a walk around Migrant Alley, the Ashes Lane Fields and the Pub Field, and all were accompanied by the continued racket from the Greenhouse Grounds as the environmental destruction carried on, reinforcing my decision to quit my patch at the end of the year.
I was hoping that an early migrant passerine might just drop into one of the fields, but no 'chats' or wagtails yet, the best I could come up with was the first SKYLARK (47) f the month, which flew up from the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley. Just to the south of my patch, a large field was being harrowed after having been cropped, this had attracted at least 300 Gulls, part of which, after being flushed, flew over my patch, most of them were BLACK HEADED GULLS, but quite a few HERRING GULLS and a couple of LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS were also with them.
A few SWIFTS and HOUSE MARTINS were noted flying over, but nothing else of note. A couple of young KESTRELS were about, but strangely, no Buzzards today.
Hopeless for photographs again today!