Back on the local patch today and a superb fall of migrant chats this morning with a stunning ♂ Whinchat near Foxcote House Farm (the first on the patch this spring) and (4♂ 6♀) Wheatears, grounded first thing. The Whinchat and 6 of the Wheatear were still present in the early afternoon, feeding in horse paddocks though the other Wheatears seemed to have moved through very quickly in the fine weather conditions this morning.
Other highlights included a reeling ♂ Grasshopper Warbler, and single flyover Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail.
1 Grasshopper Warbler
1 Tree Pipit
1 Yellow wagtail
3 Common Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
4 House Martin
4+ Brambling (Lutley Brook) (SLC)
♂ Whinchat Lutley Wedge 17/4/11
♂♀ Wheatears Wassell Grove 17/4/11