Heading down to the Flood it was great to hear both Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing, these proved to plentiful across the whole site during the evening. 4 Little Ringed Plovers were feeding on the flood itself.
The first few Swallows flew overhead as I headed along the cycle path and these were joined by a number of Sand Martins over Frog Pond and Freeman's Pool. A quick search in this area produced my main target for the visit, the 2 cracking male Redstarts that Jon had found earlier. These gave wonderful views as they moved up and down the fence and hedgerow flycatching.
A quick check of the river produced nothing of interest bar a gull which briefly got the heart racing before revealing it's true nature as a hybrid Herring x Lesser Black-backed.
Like Jon yesterday I made the decision to walk back through FAUNA and like Jon it proved to be a good decision when I came across another 2 male Redstarts feeding along the hedgerow adjacent to the allotments. 4 on patch in an afternoon!
My patch yearlist now stands on 90 species.