Tescos for a morning beverage. From here, I headed back towards Bury Green and Green Street hamlets before crossing the A120, through Hadham Hall, visiting the lagoon before a leisurely walk to collect the car some 4 hours later.
A yellowhammer was most confiding in fields near Green Street, but apart from a couple of chiffchaffs, a whitethroat and tits, not much to see or hear.
|spotted flycatcher no. 1|
|Spotted flycatcher no. 2|
|Pair of migrating swallows|
|one of many rabbits|
|a successful trap in the web: a common blue damselfly|
|Using the willows to crawl fairly close.|
|Shame about the focus.|
|drinking house martins|
|overhead house martins|
I then headed towards the garage, whereupon 2 reed bunting flew from the hedgerow. A successful 4 hours.
Insect wise: speckled wood, large and small white butterflies and this smart common blue. Plenty of common blue damselflies, a latticed heath moth but not too much to report.
little grebe, tufted duck, common buzzard, kestrel, pheasant, moorhen, coot, common sandpiper,black headed gull, herring gull, lesser black backed gull, wood pigeon, collared dove, kingfisher, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, swallow, house martin, wren, dunnock, robin, blackbird, whitethroat, willow warbler, chiffchaff, spotted flycatcher, great tit, blue tit, long tailed tit, magpie, jay, jackdaw, carrion crow, rook, starling, chaffinch, goldfinch, linnet, yellowhammer, reed bunting. These 40 species constitute somewhere around 38% of my parish list, so not too bad at all.