A bit of a sad day on Sunday as we took our Daughter back to uni. As can be seen the Westies are very enthusiastic about helping with the packing. It was an early start to the day setting off soon after 6-30 am . Also a long day as it had turned 5pm by the time we got home , this was due to an accident on the M40 and we were held up in traffic for an our then turned off the motorway South of Warwick.
However once a birder always a birder and as we travelled South on the M40 we saw a Red Kite in the Cherwell area and then leaving Oxford on the A34 we saw another one. Also quite a few Kestrels as we travelled up and down the various motorways.
This morning I went up to the Thacka flood , where there was , 3 Common Gulls , 27 Black-Headed Gulls c.300 Lapwings, a pair of Mallard, and 3 Snipe . It was a bit on the cool side but the sun has shone all day , great.