As I headed into the clover field a quick scan of the fence posts produced the first WHINCHAT (97) of the year, while a LITTLE EGRET flew south west, the first for a couple of months. Other birds on Wednesday were young SPOTTED FLYCATCHER and a LITTLE OWL called and was seen sitting on a post near the overflow car park. Later that day Stephen had 15-20 CLOUDED YELLOWS, certainly a record here.
Lots of birds cleared for Thursday morning but 4 WILLOW WARBLERS remained and 1 SEDGE WARBLER stayed other birds of note were TURTLE DOVE and a LESSER WHITETHROAT. Quieter again this morning as just 2 WILLOW WARBLERS were all I could find.
On Thursday I did get up early and record the moths with Steve which included 3 year ticks BULRUSH WAINSCOT, SMALL MOTTLED WILLOW and MAGPIE MOTH which was the first record for 5 years