Another two days of wind and rain but at least there was a patch of sun first thing this morning. I counted a total of 23 House Martin and a single Swallow fly over, all heading south. These I'm fairly sure will not be local birds. One of the fields has just been sown and contained the following array of birds. Pheasant, Grey Partridge, Rook, Jackdaw, Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Linnet, Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Starling and Skylark.
In the garden, the Buddleja has finished so the insects have turned their attention to the large Sedums and Japanese Anenomes. 4 Red Admiral and 2 Small Tortoiseshell, plus a Silver Y moth and more than 10 Syrphus ribesii hoverflies as well as several Buff-tailed, White-tailed and Common Carder Bumblebees were feasting themselves in the morning.