Sunday, 7 May 2017


Got home from Majorca last night and it was epic! but more of that later got a lot of pics to sort through.
Anyway back on patch today and it was surprisingly very good, started by checking the moth trap but only 3 moths, (Ill maybe do a monthly moth highlights blog) bird-wise a garden tick with a singing Willow Warbler.
Then my first patch tick in ages with a fly over Tree Pipit luckily it was calling as it went over otherwise i would  have missed it as i was in the Disused Railtrack.
2 Common Whitethroat were singing near the gates of the NSW and a Lesser Whitethroat was rattling away by the bridge of the Dis Railtrack.
Over at the OSW i heard the call of a Common Redstart it turned out to be this cracking male.

At least 2 more Lesser Whitethroats were singing away here and another Common Whitethroat. Then a couple of nice Wheatear male and female.

A Kestrel was showing fairly well.

Finally a really nice looking Male Whinchat was a surprise and topped off a fabulous day back on patch after a week away.

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