A good day in terms of visible migration on the patch today. This afternoon I had 27 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins fly SE over Stanklyn Lane. Sand Martin is a patch lifer for me (although they have been recorded in the area previously). Also along Stanklyn Lane were 2 Chiffchaffs, a flock of 16 Mistle Thrushes, 50 Starlings, 3 Yellowhammers and 1 Common Buzzard. Whilst on Heath Lane, a flock of 7 Yellow Wagtails flew SSE
Butterflies of note were 2 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Speckled Wood. 2 Hornets were also seen.
A Kingfisher was seen at Captains Pool this morning (TS) and was present this afternoon when I visited. This is a great record and the first for 2 years. Another Sand Martin was seen over Captains Pool and a further 15 House Martins were seen going SE.