Still no megas or passage raptors. We now have all our summer visiting species on site.
Hobby: a male was over the Paddocks at 6.50am.
Swift: over 60 were above the park throughout the day.
Sand Martin: 2 pairs were over the scrape and checking out the newly constructed banks.
Swallow: at least 7 pairs have taken up home in the stables.
Kingfisher: one seen carrying fecal sac over the Brewhouse Meadow.
Meadow Pipit: a pair south of Heron Pond.
Skylark: 11 males were singing and chasing each other in our 2 main lark breeding areas.
Reed Warbler: one male singing from one of the reed beds in the Brewhouse meadow.
Common Whitethroat: 8 males singing west of the Longford River.
Chiffchaff: 3 males close to the Longford River.
Linnet: a pair in the Paddocks.
Reed Bunting: 4 males singing.
It’s almost at breaking point. This family are feeding on Hampton Hill cricket pitch.