Wednesday 11th July
A visit this morning between 5.40am and 6.30am before work. A few spits of rain but generally bright. As I arrived a few Swift were going over and I walked over the bridge towards the West Scrub. A Reed Warbler was singing in the Millstream - they seem to be one of the few birds singing at the moment. As I entered the West Scrub I flushed a juv Green Woodpecker from the ground and heard a snatch of Willow Warbler song. Across the East scrub a family party of 4-5 Bullfinch were feeding in the bushes and I heard a snatch of Lesser Whitethroat song. A Fox appeared briefly and shot off when it saw me.
I walked over the stile to Abbey Mead but it was quiet apart from 2 Great Crested Grebe. As time was short I walked back towards the West Scrub by the fishing lakes. 3+ Reed Warbler singing along here. As I reached the bridge by the divers car-park I watched a Water Vole feeding. Light wasn't great but I managed a few pictures.
In addition to the above around 7pm last night I had a Hummingbird Hawkmoth around home. I grabbed my camera, took about 10 pictures and then realised I'd left my memory card in my PC! Ahhhhhhhhh. Hopefully it will come back!