Another fairly quiet month with a couple of Buzzard sightings on the 2nd and 7th, a Lesser Redpoll in with a Tit flock on the 4th and a steady movement of Skylarks during the first week. After all the rain mid-month there was a bit of flooding during the third week and it soon attracted a load of Geese and masses of Gulls dropping in for a pre-roost bathe, on the 24th while scanning through a large group that had been spooked I picked out a 2nd winter Iceland Gull flying around with them, my third patch tick for the year, also that day four Goosanders were present. At the Cornfield NR Linnets had returned during the third week and the last week has seen a big increase in Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings as well as Greenfinches and Tree Sparrows.
|distant Buzzard perched up|
|still a few large Gulls loafing around this last week even though most of the flooding has gone|
|Reed Buntings in the Cornfield NR|
|plus Tree Sparrows|