Having arrived back from my weekend away I decided to do a quick whistle stop tour of the patch.
I started at Stanklyn Lane where TMH had observed 2 Redstarts on Saturday 18th August. There was of course no sign but now the meadow had been cut next to the hedgerow it looked considerably more likely for passage chats.
I then proceeded to check the numerous fence lines at the paddocks and was soon rewarded with a cracking juvenile Whinchat.
Next stop was Heath Lane paddock where a light-morph Common Buzzard was perched along the left-hand fence line and a ♂ Sparrowhawk was perched in the hedgerow opposite.
My final location on my whistle stop visit was Butts Lane. At Eastfields farm a juvenile and an adult Green Woodpecker was present. There was very little of note in the fields opposite.
Whinchat - 20th August 2012