Overcast and warm, 20º, misty, reduced visibility and no wind!
A steady day with birds turning up throughout the day. Missed a very elusive Ortolan Bunting but saw the Icterine Warbler that was trapped, ringed and released.
A ♀ Great-spotted Woodpecker turned up briefly in the garden.
Early afternoon an impressive 1000+ Swallow had accumulated over the Bill area, maybe reluctant to leave given the visibility? They were initially feeding low over the fields (also 3 Sand Martin and 1 House Martin noted with the flock) but later they started to gain altitude and by 16:30 all had gone.
1+ Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel and 1 Curlew.
2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel and 4 Sparrowhawk.
60+ Yellow Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Tree Pipit, 50+ Meadow Pipit, 25+ Robin, 29 Wheatear, 4 Whinchat, 3 Redstart, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Icterine Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 7 Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 28 Willow Warbler (incl a northern race bird), 2 Goldcrest, 8 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Pied Flycatcher.
Dragonflies; Common Darter.
Butterflies; Red Admiral, Small White, Common Blue.
Recently fledged Goldfinch
Poplar Hawk Moth Caterpillar