Time on the patch was limited this weekend due the Toon kicking off at 12.45 yesterday. This meant two things;
1) Limited birding time on Saturday morning to catch the 10.30 bus
2) A guaranteed hangover this morning as we were going out for dinner after the match
So I had an hour or so on the patch yesterday morning before heavy rain set in. There were newly-arrived blackcaps and blackbirds in the plantation and willows by the entrance. It was quiet, so I gathered some field mushrooms to go in my pre-match bacon butty and headed home.
12 lesser redpols flew over and kept going. The other bushes were quiet too, with only a few goldcrests of note