A splendid male reed bunting was at the edge of the pond as linnets, 2 swallows, skylarks and yellowhammers called.
Back at the Hall a check around the grounds gave up a female pheasant, plenty of green and goldfinch and several blackcap.
As I headed back to the car a grass snake slithered off into the verge. I hadn't noticed it on the warm soil until too late as it was gone before I could get my camera ready. First one of the year.
|coot away from the nest|
|barn owl on sentry duty|