17th April 2017

A bit of coverage at the farm late in the day revealed the first Whitethroat of the spring bursting into song briefly on the south side of Owl Meadow. Broadfield hosted three Wheatears in Broadfield, including a male showing features of the 'Greenland' form leucorhoa, and the pair of Red-legged Partridges. A Willow Warbler was singing in Lunch Wood and a Mistle Thrush was seen. Eight Swallows, a Grey Heron and five Mallards flew over.

♂ Wheatear showing features of form leucorhoa

David Campbell (photo), Ian Magness, Natasha Preston and Phil Wallace