I popped to the patch around mid-day to check 'Redstart hedge' to see if yesterday's birds were still present. On arrival I bumped into Terry Hinett and his wife Rosemary. Whilst Terry and I scanned for the hedgerow, Rose saw a Stoat run across Stanklyn Lane (typical!).
After about 15 minutes of scanning it became apparent that neither of yesterday's male Redstarts were present. Then suddenly a bird flicked out of the hedge and back. We quickly got onto it only to find that it was a really crisp looking ♀ Common Redstart. This must be a new bird in and now takes this Autumn's Common Redstart passage total to 5.
After a while the bird flew further into the hedge and didn't show again (so no pics I'm afraid folks). I did also see a Painted Lady fly over the paddock, a patch first for this year.
There was no sign of any Lapwings on the patch today and the nearby Podmore flock only numbered 63 Lapwing.