I decided to do a brief evening visit to the patch today, just to mix things up a little.
I arrived around 8pm and headed to Stanklyn Lane paddocks first. Here there was a summer flock of 20 Mistle Thrush. I also recorded a juvenile Green Woodpecker in the one paddock and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.
From Stanklyn Lane I popped to Barrs Lane next where I was greeted by the sight of 3 Common Buzzards (2 juvenile and 1 adult) all perched in the same tree. The young Buzzards were calling regularly.
My final patch stop was to check on one of the Little Owl territories. On arriving I was overjoyed to see a rather downy looking juvenile Little Owl sat in a tree with an adult sat on another branch a few feet higher. This is great news as it it the 2nd successive year that they have bred here.
Little Owl (juvenile)