An interesting morning out there today.
A few things of note on the walk out to Lollingdon, several Chiffchaff, a few Yellowhammer, 3 Blackcap and a couple of Song Thrush in song and the first Willow Warbler of the year near Little Lollingdon.
On arrival I started scanning one of the large meadows out at Lollingdon when the rain started coming down rather heavy. I moved under a tree to get cover from the worst of the rain and shortly after I heard a Common Whitethroat give a few brief snatches of song from the other side of the hedge. I went round to the other side just in time to see it fly further down the hedgerow towards Amwell Spring. As I followed it along the hedge I then heard a Sedge Warbler start singing from the ditch nearby. I didn’t manage to locate the Sedge Warbler.
It led me to wonder whether the sudden onset of heavy rain had grounded the migrants passing overhead?
Just to reinforce that, a flock of Thrushes arrived in the same field, 60+ Fieldfare, 10+ Redwing and c6 Song Thrush.
Little on the Hill apart from a singing Corn Bunting and a couple of Yellowhammer.
The Little Owl seen again sheltering in the hollow of a broken bough.
No photos from me today as the camera didn’t come out to play due to the rain!
Mammals: Brown Hare.
A few photos from Alan Dawson from Monday.