Late morning I headed to the patch for a brief visit. There was no sign of the previous days Stonechat just off Barrs Lane and I was unable to relocate it elsewhere on the patch.
It was a fairly quite day in terms of birds with one exception, Common Buzzard. Up on Witch Lane I had an incredible 11 Buzzards soaring over above me all at the same time, a real sight to behold! The only other notable in this area was a single Small Tortoiseshell butterfly.
At Stanklyn Lane there were 2 Ravens perched on a pylon and a single Common Buzzard over Stanklyn Wood. At the paddocks I noticed a rather stunning little fungus, the Yellow Field Cap. This was a new species for the patch so I was rather pleased at the find.
Heath Lane was almost a complete blank until a single Meadow Pipit flew over heading WSW.
At Butt's lane I didn't fare much better although 3 Cormorants flying over heading SW did help lift my spirits.
All in all a mixed day. But, it's a funny time of year for arable patch birding so thank heavens for fungi!
Yellow Field Cap (Bolbitius Titubans)