Black Redstart and Wheatears

I woke a bit later than usual to another lovely morning. Going out with family at half eleven so time for a couple of hours local birding, hopefully to find the Black Redstart at Draycott and Wheater at Liddington. First stop was Draycott, only a mile or so from home but not an area I have visited more than a couple of times. There were plenty of Fieldfare and Redwing in the field but no sign of the Black Redstart. Green and Greater Spotted Woodpecker were also seen. Probably I should have spent more time here, but decided to move on to Liddington Hill A couple of Corn Buntings were heard on the way and another was singing by where I park. Yellowhammers were easily seen along the hedgerow and many Meadow Pipits were in the grass along the western side of the hill. Reaching the Castle itself there were many more Meadow Pipits and plenty of singing Skylark. Unfortunately there was no more time to hang around so it was back home to get ready to go out.

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