We awoke again to a strong and cold wind. The latter had gone around to the east but still apparently unhelpful for migrants. When the sun emerged I took a walk around and was surprised at how many Whitethroats and Blackcaps which were staying very close to the ground. Every area of low vegetation seemed to hold some birds. It does suggests that more birds are already here than we realise and we just need good conditions to be able to see them. The sunshine did bring out some butterflies with Wall being the commonest species.
|Pied Flycatcher - a previous visitor to our garden|
Looking in the garden in mid afternoon mainly watching a male Common Redstart suddenly a superb male Pied Flycatcher appeared sitting on a garden seat. Perhaps things are looking up.