|Another beautiful morning sky!|
I spent some time by the moat, a MOORHEN was watching it's chicks and a TREECREEPER was singing, if I had been quicker a KINGFISHER flew passed me twice in about 5 minutes, a possible photo missed but it wouldn't have been easy!!
By the lake the meadow has been mown, so my hope of Marbled White butterfly has diminished a bit! There was, however, another Turtle Dove up in an Oak sitting next to a Spot. Fly for a few seconds but not much else around the lake. Another gull flock headed south but with the sun behind them I couldn't quite clinch the ID but more Meds. were a possibility, in amongst them briefly was a single SWIFT.
The hedges were again full of HOUSE SPARROWS and CHAFFINCHES, numbers increasing with each visit it seems. Mixed in with them were a few REED BUNTINGS, maybe 5 or 6, several YELLOWHAMMERS, COMMON WHITETHROATS, BLUE TITS, GREAT TITS, a CHIFFCHAFF and best of all a SEDGE WARBLER (100), fairly early for here but hopefully a sign of things to come. So a 100 up, the fastest I've reached it and probably, thanks to doing this blog, which has inspired me to get out a bit more often!