Female Blackcap yesterday.
A great surprise was a female Wheatear which was seen around the cabins at Pennithorn. The bird kept returning to its favoured perch, which is beginning to look well-marked.
Nine male Reed Buntings were singing in the area and a pair of Kestrels were busily hunting and returning with food for two juveniles which had settled on the wall of Pennithorn Plantation. A Garden Warbler could be heard singing from amongst the birches and a Little Owl was enjoying the sun from its perch on the old building.
Other birds included up to five adult Snipe, three pairs of Curlew, a Redshank and an Oystercatcher. Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were seen collecting food on the Golf Course.