Another spotted flycatcher today near the bandscreen. A late common swift went through today with 20 swallows and 9 house martins. 3 skylarks and 11 meadow pipits were on the move as were the newly arrived flock of 26 siskins. The female stonechat was still present in the ranch but no sign of the reed warbler seen earlier by AS. BH had spotted redshank over calling. A kingfisher was showing well around no4 res today.The pochard have now increased to 35 , the little grebe were at 7 and 1 female ruddy duck.
Yesterday in the torrential rain a peregrine, a knot, common sandpiper and a female wheatear were the best of it.
A couple of highlights through the week were lesser spotted woodpecker seen in the ranch feeding in the sallows by A.S. and yellow wagtail seen on the causeway by B.C.