My earlier posting of missing Kestrels was thankfully wrong, there were a pair today hunting around Freeman’s Pool. Also of note on the pools were 1 Little Ringed Plover, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Coot, Moorhen and Swifts and Swallows flying about the place.
A stroll into the wood and perimeter was worthwhile, a Sparrowhawk was hunting over the field. 2 Sedge Warblers added interest as well as Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Reed Bunting along with Greenfinch and Jays. Also to be seen at various points Collared Doves, Woodpigeon, Wren, Blackbird, Dunnock and Song Thrush. A Raven was seen flying above Frog Pond.
Wildfowlers’ Pool saw 1 Little Ringed Plover and 2 Lapwing.