A trip up to and around the farmland near Barwick Ford for early migrants and farmland birds. A few Swallows were still flying around a farmyard and the next birds of note were a few Yellowhammer which perched up briefly.
Some heaps of earth were attracting lots of flies and also a few Pied Wagtails.
There was also a flock of at least 7 Yellow Wagtails present as well.
This one seemed to be spring loaded!
Further along a very noisy raptor was calling and despite scanning the sky and trees I could not locate it. Eventually I tracked it down, calling from a stubble field - a beautiful Hobby!
I suspect it had young in a nearby tree as it took off calling and flying around. I managed a few shots before quickly moving on. Possibly not the best choice nesting above a public footpath.
A nice end to the walk!