Highlights this morning included an off-passage short-eared-owl which was flushed and then headed off high to the North, a low-flying tree pipit and a male whinchat.
3 each of common and lesser whitethroat.
Northward passage of mipits, siskins and redpoll spp. (faintly-audible only- very high). Sand martins, swallows and 3 or 4 house martins moving also.
4-5 little-ringed plovers, a green sandpiper, four gadwall and two shoveler were also present in the parish.
Willow warblers present but fairly low numbers-- none in Freeman's Woods!
Dan H and Steve W