First of all in the marshy area I saw reed buntings again. In the same area I also saw goldfinch, common whitethroat, a bluetit and overhead a kestrel (which was almost impossible to photograph as it was against the light).
Reed bunting in flight
Aggressive reed bunting
Common whitethroat in flight
Just as I was about to move on I caught sight of the whinchat. It’s not that rare but I was dead chuffed to see it. I stayed for a while but that was the only sighting.
I did a loop of Duchess Pond and saw more goldfinches, a green woodpecker and moorhens, coots and mallards.
Green woodpecker in flight
Coot putting its chick in place
There were also a few bedraggled butterflies.