A bird of prey day, at one time there were 11 birds of 4 species. All were seen on the western side of the park.
Common Buzzard: 2 migrants and the resident pair.
Sparrowhawk: a pair thermaling.
Kestrel: adult female with one of her offspring.
Hobby: an adult and 2 juvs were looking for food at 12.00pm .
Snipe: I flushed one fro long grass by the scrape.
Swallow: 140 were feeding over the Brewhouse Meadow.
House Martin: 40+ were with the Swallows.
Sand Martin: 6 with the other hirundines.
Reed Warbler: at least 8 feeding in bushes just north of Dukes Head Passage.
Blackcap, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs were also present.
There is a small group Red Deer in the Brewhouse that behave like truly wild deer. The stag and I bumped into each other, well almost, he quickly turned and ran off into dense cover.
Sparrowhawk out thermaling 2 Buzzards
4 slightly different looking Reed Warblers