Tuesday, 13th July: After yet another night of heavy rain, a fairly bright and breezy morning in a freshening north-westerly ..............
Marsh/Chalder Farm: Quiet here today with just four Yellowhammers, a Blackcap, five Chiffchaffs, two Whitethroats, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, four Stock Doves, calling Reed Warblers, a family of Pied Wagtails, three Kestrels, five Swifts and a flock of c25 Sand and House Martins. I was enjoying watching the latter when a Buzzard swept through and plucked one, causing the remainder to instantly disappear. Also it was good to see a field margin of Borage being enjoyed by the bees. (SR)
Monday, 12th July: After heavy overnight rain, a grey and humid morning in a light north-easterly breeze............. ..
Sunday, 11th July: After a bright and still, if cool, start it slowly clouded up as the wind freshened from the south......... ..
Also, three Cattle Egrets were seen in Owl Copse along with eight Little Egrets and a juvenile Grey Heron, whilst a Greenshank and 11 Black-tailed Godwits were along White's Creek and one of the Marsh Harriers was distantly seen over the reedbeds. (GM/SR)
Saturday, 10th July: A still, grey and murky morning, with persistent drizzle from early on before brightening a little later on.... ..
At 2030hrs the Glossy Ibis flew into Owl Copse (SP), but not long after it was back out and feeding in White's Creek (A Roberts)