A walk out to Lollingdon today. The hill was relatively quiet, a Swallow family nearby with 2 adults feeding 6 young perched on wires that crossed a field.
The hill had at least 6 Common Whitethroat in song, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, several Skylark, 4 Corn Bunting and 5 Yellowhammer.
A large Gull high overhead soaring NW and a few Swift around and a single Jay present.
Both Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker heard and a Little Owl seen.
A couple of singing Reed Bunting on the way out to Lollingdon.
On checking my notes, we have had more Starling in the garden this spring than in the last 7 years!
Also at least 2 Nuthatch and a male Great-spotted Woodpecker regular in the garden and a pair of Song Thrush with a nest very closeby.
Mammals: Brown Hare and Roe Deer.
Dragonflies: a Banded Demoiselle flew by and an Emperor Dragonfly over the pond.
Butterflies: quite a few Whites around but none identified specifically, also Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood. A Meadow Brown yesterday and 2 Large Skipper today, per Tony Rayner.