I decided to revisit the manure field again and was delighted to find not one but 2 White Wagtails feeding in the same area, along with the lingering male Wheatear. A showy Skylark was an added bonus as was a Red Kite showing very well as it searched for worms in the newly ploughed field.
2 Swallows were also hawking around the barns and I saw my first Comma and blue sp. (probably a Holly Blue) of the year!
This Large Bee-fly was also new to me.
I decided on an early start and although I find getting up just as difficult as everyone else I still managed to make it out around first light to the sound of the dawn chorus. The Cetti's Warbler was once again singing from the canal-side and was a lot more active in the early morning bursting into song a lot more frequently (even flying across the path and landing on one of the branches above my head). I made my way back up to Middle Farm again where I joined Sh4rpy and Brendan watching not one, not two but 3 White Wagtails! Added species of note included 5 Swallows, the remaining male Wheatear and a Willow Warbler by the A41 bridge.