12th May 2017

A female Whinchat was found on the north side of Horse Pasture, a welcome arrival as we were starting to worry that it was shaping up to be a blank spring for the species. The year list is thus raised to 85 species.

A few locally scarce warblers were in voice in the BW sector. A male Lesser Whitethroat was singing between Hillwood Field and Hither Field while three Garden Warblers were singing in the BW sector: by the caravan site, the south-east end of the Harholt Plantation and at the south end of Stagbury Field. The Willow Warbler was still proclaiming territory at Harholt.

Andy Downing and Ian Pratley