At this time of year the road from Baldock to Wallington can be very good for migrants especially Wheatear and Whinchat. The slightly higher ground must tempt them down. Starting at the famous "metal gate" nine Wheatear and one Whinchat could be seen along the fence line but very distant. Fortunately, one of the Wheatears was more obliging just off the tarmac path.
Some dead rabbits in the sheep field were attracting a few Red Kites.
A walk down towards Wallington village yielded a pair of Ravens, great to hear their cronking call!
By the footpath to Bygrave a party of four Whinchat were using the hedgerow and field margins to feed. It would have been nice if they had come closer, but I managed a few shots, including a cameo appearance by a Corn Bunting.
Always a great place to visit!
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