3 common buzzards soared over the golf course and a hovering kestrel in Ford Hill. Not too many sightings of kestrel at present.
On an afternoon continuation of the walk I headed uphill to Westland Green, spotting the kestrel again. A check for little owls in their usual roost was unsuccessful as was a check in Valley Fields for the regular nuthatch. Basically, more of the same apart from a flock of mixed gulls near the golf course, about 70 in all, with 2 lesser black backed, 14 commons and the rest black headed in various stages of moult into breeding plumage.
|long tailed tit with nest building material|
|common and black headed gulls|
|Spring is coming: hazel buds|