Today I visited the patch early afternoon. The weather during visit had started off bright and sunny but the heavens opened for a while and I decided to sit it out in the car, waiting for the rain to pass in case it put down some passage migrants. This tactic paid off and in total I recorded 12 Northern Wheatears from various locations around the patch:
Also of note during the visit was a single Yellow Wagtail that was present along Curslow Lane. T
he number of singing Common Whitethroats on territory around the patch had also increased considerably.
The only species of butterfly noted was Small Tortoiseshell.