There are still plenty of Common Darter around the village
Following Lee’s sighting of Greenshank on Mallett’s Meadow on Thursday afternoon, I went for an early morning walk yesterday to see if it might still be lurking in the area. Alas, it wasn’t, but I did see a few things of interest nevertheless. A fresh-looking Whitethroat was in the hedge along Red Barn Lane, whilst a single Swift – possibly a lingering local bird, was over the village. Once in the park things quietened down until I reached the lake. There was a rather tatty looking Reed Warbler in Boat-house Bay and the Little Owl was in the usual Ash tree below the dam briefly, before jumping back into cover when it saw me approaching. There were several Green Woodpecker and Nuthatch calling at various points on my route and a couple of Chiffchaff around the water meadow.