A very late afternoon walk and I really wasn't expecting to see anything of note, but I was very wrong as I came across 6 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap in the grounds of St Andrew's Church and Pennsylvania Castle Wood. The male Blackcap disappeared very quickly as I came into the grounds, but the Chiffchaffs seemed to be oblivious to my presence and were busy feeding on insects around me. There was an amazing contrast in colours 4 birds had a darkish foreheads, 1 bird was uniformly dark and a 6th bird was very light and green.
As I passed through the archway I noticed a bird land behind me and as I turned there was a Robin with nesting material.
Here are a few images:
There is a Chiffchaff in there, in fact there were 6. The only one showing in this photo is centre left.
..........and another. I've not noticed it before but there were at least 4 birds with a distinct black forehead.
I just caught this Robin in the corner of my eye as it landed on a log with a beak-full of leaves.
Even Great Black-backed Gulls fall out!!
And some Primroses out in flower.
Birds Recorded: 1 Gannet, Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, 2 Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 male Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch and Goldfinch.