Another dawn raid under clear blue skies and a cool easterly didn't turn up too many migrants.
Although I only gave the patch two hours, one new male Common Whitethroat (at Stodday picnic area) to supplement the Darter Pool bird wasn't too hot for the back half of April.
4-5 male Lesser Whitethroats were about, as were 6 or 7 territorial Willow Warblers and three singing Blackcaps. Two Chiffchaffs were seen gathering dry grasses about 500m apart.
Vis seemed light, with 6 Lesser Redpolls, 3 or 4 Inviskins, 12 Meadow Pipits, 4 Sand Martins N...and two eastbound Swallows.
Nine White and four Pied Wagtails were noted. Two Little Ringed Plovers were at the flood with a third displaying nearby. The lone Black-tailed Godwit by the Wildfowlers Pools has plumage suggestive of the continental form.
Non-domesticated mammals were represented by a male Roe Deer, two Rabbits, a Hare and a squeaking shrew sp.
Away tomorrow-- hope I don't miss owt good!