In similar weather to yesterday, I carried out a full patch walk this morning, where an excellent tally of 50 bird species were found, it's been quite a few months since the 50 species total has been reached!
One of those species, the YELLOW WAGTAIL (58), that flew over Migrant Alley, was new for the months species list, which still is rooted in last place out the 15 Augusts recorded so far.
It was good to find a mix of migrant birds at the drainage ditch that runs through the Ashes Lane Fields, with BLACKCAP, LESSER WHITETHROAT, COMMON WHITETHROAT, WILLOW WARBLER and CHIFFCHAFF all seen there.
Still no Mistlethrush for the August list, but all the other regular patch breeders were found in the Scrubby Woods and Wet Woods between them. A GREY HERON was on one of the lakes, the first thing of note on the water for weeks!
Once again BUZZARD, KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK were seen up hunting, plus BLACK HEADED GULL and HERRING GULL were seen flying over, as well single HOUSE MARTIN and SKYLARK.