On Thursday I was out in our meadow all day whilst haymaking. During the day and had great views of Hobby. Firstly there were two that seemed to be hunting together, then later in the day had two further sightings of a single bird. The impression was that they came in from the Hillgreen/Hithercroft direction and moved away towards the Thames.
Rachel Seymour tells me that the second broods of Swallows at her East End Farm failed this year. Our local Hobbies are usually after these birds. Also I noticed our local Swifts left rather early this year - last ones noted on 31st July.
Now we are hearing Tawny Owls most evenings and by day Yellow Wagtails flying over. Today heard both Willow Warbler and Whitethroat singing briefly beside the Bunk line.