Back to this morning, where I at last added a SONGTHRUSH to the 2014 ''Successfully bred'' list, the 39th species to do so, it had been fledged for a while as you can see in the image below, but it was no doubt hatched on my patch.
Immature Songthrush, found in the Greenhouse Grounds
There were also families of WHITETHROAT, BLACKCAP and WREN at the Greenhouse Grounds
The early sunshine only lasted until around 10:00hrs, but it gave me a chance to photograph these LINNETS that were on the fence line and hedgerow at Migrant Alley.
What a stunner !
My sky watch produced two Gull species, those being LESSER BLACK BACKED and HERRING GULL, plus a pair of SPARROWHAWKS up hunting, and a COMMON BUZZARD, the KESTREL family were all accounted for after one had found it's way into one of the greenhouses yesterday :-) I also noted quite a large congregation of SWIFTS, at least 60 were feeding quite high up over the Wet Woods and Ashes Lane Fields.
SWALLOW on the cables above Ashes Lane