I only had time for an hour or so on the patch today so the first thing I did was head over to Butts Lane to see if the Black Redstart was present. It was indeed and showed well for a 10 minute period. This is now the 4th day that this juvenile bird has been present! Just after I had finished at Eastfields Farm I had a Hobby fly over the mixed crop field opposite.
As I headed towards Stanklyn Lane a Stoat ran across Butts Lane carrying a small rodent in its mouth.
All that was of note at Stanklyn Lane paddocks was 3 Pied Wagtails.