The camera stayed in the car, so these are all archive pics
Today was more or less a re-run of the blog entry dated 7th June: Flying Love Hearts. One major difference were the lowering clouds, which forced hundreds of Swifts and Sand Martins to very low levels, with a few House Martins, but hardly a Swallow. The Sand Martins in particular were likened to midges by 2 different members of the morning session. The Common Whitethroats were no longer singing, but a Lesser did gave a few rattles in the morning. There was a distant Corn Bunting singing across the field from the car park, but others could also be heard behind the path leading round Far Lake & more in the field by the edge of Reedbed Lake. We saw 48 species in the morning, but were able to add Robin, Little Grebe, Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pheasant, Greenfinch & Ken found a drake Teal bringing the tally to 55 species, the same as yesterday. Hoping for less overcast weather tomorrow.