Another walk around the farmland areas of my patch this morning proved interesting again, with most excitement coming from a flock of 30-40 BRENT GEESE (101, 53) that flew over Migrant Alley heading South east, nice tick for the year!
Once again a WHEATEAR was present at Migrant Alley, plus a look for the STONECHATS was successful, with two of the three seen yesterday found by the Greenhouse copse. MEADOW PIPIT passage continues, as does the SWALLOW passage, but there were just a a dozen at most of the latter, the odd SKYLARK also went through. A CORMORANT flew over, plus the male KESTREL and male SPARROWHAWK were seen hunting. As the morning warmed up, 5 BUZZARDS were seen up soaring together over the Ashes Lane Fields and my first STOCK DOVE (54) of the month flew over.
I couldn't resist taking another couple of images of the Stonechats :-)