In summery, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 squawking Pheasant (in the nature reserve) and the usual singing Mistle Thrush and 1 Nuthatch.
- cloud 0/3
- wind 0/3
- temp. 2-3/3
I got off the bus a stop early in Hunton Bridge, rather than continue to Kings Langley so that I could spend the remainder of the afternoon walking back through the fields and look out for recent breeding evidence. Unfortunately not much about except for 1 Red Kite and 1 Green Woodpecker.
SHEEPCOTE SPRING AND BERRYBUSHES WOOD
Sheepcote Spring had 1 singing Blackcap in the woodland as well as 1 Nuthatch. Berrybushes Wood also had its fair share of raptors including at least 4-5 Buzzards (including 1 display diving "category D-probable breeding"). Other birds of note included 2 Linnets and 1 Meadow Pipit. On a non-bird front, I was also very surprised to see a Roe Deer suddenly bound away from me through Berrybushes Wood and 2-3 Brimstone were also on the wing.
LANGLEY LODGE FARM
A few more farmland birds were present including 1 Yellowhammer and 1 Red Kite, whilst 1 Peacock Butterfly was also present. I was also surprised to see a flock of 25+ Fieldfare still feeding in the sheep field just west of the A41.
2-3 Red Kites were also present in the local area.