|Watton Brook Valley 7th August. Distant dark cloud and rising sun really highlights the tree colours beautifully.|
A check of the fence-posts and lush sides of the brook was checked for early migrants, but I could not see anything this morning. Despite that, 3 Goldfinches flew in as did a pair of Yellowhammers, the male Yellowhammer collected food and flew over the grassland to a hedge.
13+ Swallows passed directly over me in a westerly heading and then appeared to start feeding low over grassland.
Two Buzzards and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen in the valley.
Heading back to where the car was parked I briefly heard a single call of a Lesser Whitethroat, most probably an early migrant.