|A first ever, 3 species of geese at once on the lake, taken by Stephen on Friday|
A LESSER WHITETHROAT sang from from it's favoured hedge, one of three on the estate at the moment and a SPARROWHAWK, probably a male, was just seen as it skimmed the top of a nearby hedge. We also watched the resident Sussex Bull having a scratch on the gate which cracked as he did it!! We headed off in different directions.
At the lake I found it a little quiet although, GARDEN WARBLER, BLACKCAP and WHITETHROAT could all be heard, I suppose that doesn't make it that quiet really!
Through the woods I enjoyed the spring flowers including a few Red Campion, a Stitchwort type thing and of course all the Bluebells. The Nuthatches were quiet today and just one TREECREEPER sang. Back in the open looking up for a flyover, Whimbrel maybe, you never know proved fruitless but a KESTREL did put in appearance which is always a nice sight. Once again YELLOWHAMMER and SKYLARK were singing well as was the NIGHTINGALE. I walked back via the bridleway accompanied by a small flock of 6 LINNET and 2 LONG TAILED TITS.