Once again, a walk around the Ashes Lane Fields, Pub Field, Migrant Alley and the Greenhouse Grounds was made today, but no passage migrants were found, I am quietly confident of eventually finding a visiting Wheatear though, just a matter of time. There were plenty of SWALLOW families about, but they still elude my efforts photograph them, however, the PIED WAGTAILS that get continually chased about by the Swallows did pose for me. In among the Swallows and Pied Wagtails a flock of 9 LINNETS were also seen, while up above, a HOBBY was seen again, as were a couple of BUZZARDS and a KESTREL.
A CHIFFCHAFF and three WHITETHROATS were the best of what was at the Greenhouse Grounds, where a flock of 18 GOLDFINCH fed on thistle heads, most of them immature birds.
Pied Wagtail, on the lookout for those pesky swallows!
Whitethroat at the Greenhouse Grounds.