A rather lazy week in Birding terms. I visited a few local sites but without any real conviction. The patch walk around Caldecote produced a family of Kestrels but little else with crops growing well the resident breeding species were keeping low and only Butterflies were visible in good numbers on the rough pasture.
A couple of visits to Alvecote pools produced juvenile Common Redstart, Sedge warbler, Common Whitethroat, Bullfinch and Reed Buntings in the hedges around Mill pool. While the highlight from 2 visits to Brandon Marsh Nature reserve were a pair of juvenile Water Rail, Hobby, Green Sandpiper, Little ringed and Ringed plovers.
Juvenile Whitethroat, Alvecote pools
Kingfisher, Brandon Marsh
Green Sandpiper, Brandon Marsh