This morning, with the sun shining I decided to head down to the patch to enjoy the Spring weather. I cannot tell you how much a bit of blue sky and sunshine lifts my spirits.
Around the patch I noticed there had been an increase in the numbers of singing Chiffchaffs from a number of localities: 2 along Stanklyn Lane, 1 along Butts Lane, 1 along Witch Lane. (TS) also reported one singing near Captains Pool.
The Corn Bunting flock was located along the hedgerow of the model aircraft field at Heath Lane. A maximum count of 52 Corn Bunting was recorded by both myself and (TMH).
Raptors noted around the patch today included 1 ♂ Kestrel, 4 Common Buzzard and 1 Little Owl.
The warm weather had also bought out a number of butterflies with 7 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral and an early Green-veined White seen on the wing. Also of interest was a Honey Bee that was seen gathering pollen from the Coltsfoot along Butts Lane.
Honey Bee on Coltsfoot