I had not heard of this local site until highlighted by Rupert Evershed as there was a fall of migrant birds including Pied and Spotted Flycatchers and Redstarts. A visit the following day, showed it to be a very promising site on a ridge overlooking the Coursers Lane gravel pits. Sadly no sign of Pied Flycatcher but at least four Spotted Flycatcher were a welcome bonus!
Swallows were swooping over the paddocks, and the hedgerows held Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and one very smart Willow Warbler. A Nuthatch put in a brief appearance.
I had an early brief view of two Common Redstarts, but later four, possibly five birds gave better views using a large Oak tree as a base and then hunting from a hedgerow.
Certainly a site with a lot of potential, especially in Spring and Autumn.
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