After yesterdays dizzying return to the patch today was a more somber affair. I did however manage no less than 5 patch year-ticks; Woodpigeon (remarkably), Dunnock, Herring Gull, Pied Wagtail and Moorhen. So not a bad return to the hill
Soil Hill: Magpie, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Dunnock, Blackbird, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Starling, Lapwing, Stock Dove, Grey Heron, Jackdaw, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail,
An early morning visit today, starting at 08.00 and then onto 10.00. Bright blue sky so I had hoped for a few moving whoopers but alas, no joy. There were good numbers of large gulls coming out of roost though, all Herring and Lesser Black-backed. Got a patch tick when 4 Greylag Geese flew north up the valley. I added Kestrel and Sparrowhawk to the patch yearlist, and there was a nice treat with 4 Teal on the bottom pond.
An additional, non-bird, treat were four Roe Deer moving around the hill and between the neighboring fields.
Soil Hill: Magpie, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Skylark, Greylag Goose, Herring Gull, Lapwing, Curlew, Kestrel, Canada Goose, Starling, Mallard, Sparrowhawk, Black-headed Gull, Feral Pigeon, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Greenfinch, Common Teal, Wren,