The fourth full patch walk of the month was undertaken today, which proved to be an average affair, with 43 bird species seen, none of which were additions to the month or year lists. The most notable sightings were the KESTREL family, 5 of which were up hunting together over the recently cut Ashes Lane Fields, plus a LESSER WHITETHROAT that was in some rough at the bottom of a garden along Ashes Lane. Few other Summer species were seen, just the local SWALLOWS, a few BLACKCAPS, 2 CHIFFCHAFFS, 3 COMMON WHITETHROATS and a flyover of 6 HOUSE MARTINS.
Just about all of the sometimes hard to find species were found in the Wet Woods / Scrubby Woods, those being GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, BULLFINCH, COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, GREAt SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, STOCK DOVE, JAY and SONGTHRUSH, only the Mistlethrush was missing today.
One of the five KESTRELS seen today
Female Southern Hawker, a male was also present
Migrant Hawkers were also seen