17:00 > 17:30
Cloud, calm, 18c.
After two weeks sunning it in around the Etangs of the South of France it was a return to a ‘cool’ cloudy Manor Farm.
Not too much to report, two Green Sandpipers, including one on the Top Pool being the highlight.
A second Common Tern family has appeared with two young, making nine birds in total on site with five juveniles. Another pair continue to pass with fish so I suspect a third nest with young in the vicinity.
Also with a family in tow a pair of Mistle Thrush south of the Farmhouse.
Elsewhere a growing flock of Lapwing, now up to 35 including many first year birds, a few Little Ringed Plovers still dotted about but clearly declining in number and two Little Egret.
The Canada Geese flock has already started to build in number with around 50 birds up on the slope.