|Chaffinch resting after a duel|
Out into the valley and the fields, LINNETS again were most prevalent and a CUCKOO was singing nearby. I was joined by Alex and the short walk round the fields produced, YELLOWHAMMER, NIGHTINGALE, singing well and showing briefly, several SKYLARKS a GREY HERON, 3 COMMON WHITETHROATS, REED BUNTING and a second Lesser Whitethroat. Stephen was also out this morning and had Garden Warblers down by the lake, time was against me, so I didn't manage to go and get reacquainted with their song, which I will try to do tomorrow, with luck.
Steve Broyd recorded the moths this morning and there was a whopping 250 moths of 35 species with Frosted Green new for the site and a mammoth count of 123 Brindled Pugs!! plus 6 year ticks including one of my favourites Chinese Character.