Unfortunately I was busy today so was unable to get around the patch but I did however pop down to the 'gallops' field along Stanklyn Lane to take the dog for a walk (on the lead I hasten to add)...and I'm glad I did. The field was unusually empty of other dog walkers and on walking up the left hand side I came upon a stunning Yellow Wagtail that was on the short grass. On seeing us it took off and flew North. Result...finally a Spring passage migrant on the patch and the first Yellow Wagtail of the year in the county.
Earlier that afternoon there were 2 Grey Partridge (1♂), 1 Red-Legged Partridge and 2 cock Pheasants present at the edge of the brassica field adjacent to the model aircraft field (TS).
Later that afternoon 2 Red-legged Partridge were present but there were no sign of the elusive Grey Partridges (TMH)