Last night was the first in a couple of weeks that it had rained overnight, nothing too heavy but just enough. A quick romp round the local patch in the morning with the dogs immediately revealed at least 3 Willow Warblers had dropped in overnight, whether they will stay or are just on passage is another matter. Little else was recorded bar the regulars (regular residents and Chiffchaff and Blackcap).
A rushed walk in the evening was fairly unproductive, mainly due to the large amount of disturbance that was going on, no sign of Species X, but that was probably due to the heard of pikies and pack of 20+ dogs they were 'walking'. 4 Canada Geese roaming across the fields was a little unusual. One of this mornings Willow Warbler was still singing next to the Patch Pond. The pair of Hybrid Mallards were still present but a combination of two pulling dogs and the duck family hanging out in the marginal vegetation made making a count of the ducklings was impossible. Two singing Reed Buntings were recorded, as were several Goldfinch, Bullfinch and at least 12 Linnet, however everything went quiet as the male Sparrowhawk made a fleeting appearance.