|Toby today - always patiently waits when I am birding|
A few Whitethroats were seen in roadside hedgerow and woodland edge, possibly true migrants, and 4 Bullfinches flew directly above me.
Overviewing fields and woodland, close to 'The Arms', I saw a distant large raptor soaring, a closer look revealed a Goshawk which had attracted the attention of two mobbing Kestrels.
Later in the day I visited another section of Watton Brook Valley close to Fairstead Lane. Another check of this beautiful valley did not present migrants, but as written before, I am sure some would have been present.
A check of the valley near the windmill produced a couple of skulking Whitethroats, a Blackbird feeding on Blackberry, Greenfinch, and Chaffinch. A pair of Mute Swans were accompanied by 3 young birds.
Several House Martins and a few Swallows were overhead, however, it looks as if the Swifts have now departed.