|Lead Coloured Drab, note the fairly distinct 'Kidney' mark, unfortunately the feathered antennae are hidden, another diagnostic feature.|
I missed the lakes and went straight round the fields, hoping for a lost Wheatear or something of the like. There were several Goldfinches and Linnets calling and I again counted 3 Yellowhammers in song. A Meadow Pipit called as it flew over the first for sometime, I heard it or others on at least four more occasions on my walk round this morning. By the stream I found just one Reed Bunting and finally heard a Chiffchaff singing!! albeit briefly. Back towards the castle I saw 2 Bullfinches, heard a couple of Great Spots drumming and a Pied Wagtail called in the distance. Just 26 species this morning well down on the 40+ I have had in the last few days but still good to be out as always.