Saturday, 7 May 2011
Went out for a 7:30 morning walk to Barnes Lane. The weather was humid, almost entire cloud cover and frequent showers probably stopped local migration as I didn't see a single hirundine. The playing field was occupied by 1 Stock Dove, mixed within a small group of Woodpigeons. 4 Lapwing were also displaying over the fields behind the KL school and flew in the direction of the canal later in the morning. I also heard several Blackcaps and 1 Yellowhammer, but remained elusive. Whitethroats were singing near the underpass of the A41 and at least 4 Skylarks were singing in the neighbouring fields.