Note to self - you really should try and keep on top of your blog entries Jase!
I started today's visit by doing a walk from Barrs Lane via the public footpath across the large field to the vicarage and then back along Butts Lane. During this walk I recorded 4 singing Common Whitethroat, 4 Housemartins, 4 Swallows, 3 Linnets, 6 Skylarks. There was a profusion of white butterflies out and just in this area of the patch alone I recorded 14 Small White, 3 Large Whites and 1 Green-veined White. Also seen were a Peacock and a single Speckled Wood.
At Stanklyn Lane paddocks there was a Green Woodpecker, 2 Linnets and a Swallow. 3 Common Whitethroats were singing along the Lane. In terms of butterflies it was a similar story with the whites in good numbers. I also saw my first Brimstone Moth of the year at the edge of the beet field.
Heath Lane was extremely quiet with 2 singing Common Whitethroat being the only birds of note. Also seen along Heath Lane were a single ♂ Orange Tip and a Peacock.
Witch Lane was also very quiet although I did pick up a Yellow Wagtail that flew over heading West.