Took the dogs on a nice 2+ hour walk round the local area this afternoon and managed to get a few decent birds along the way. Highlights were a flock of 10 vocal Corn Bunting, Little Owl, Merlin, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, 3+ displaying Kestrel, c15+ Buzzard (including a kettle of 8!) and several moderate flocks of Linnet that'll be worth scanning for Twite if I get chance in the coming day.
Migrants were represented by a couple of singing Chiffchaff and a single Swallow that flew high north. Several Oystercatcher, Redshank and Lapwing were all observed near the river.
Yesterday evening I visited another local spot and found a really interesting flock of finches, that included 85+ Corn Bunting! A single Redshank was a new site bird for me.