I didn’t wake up until nine this morning and it was just before twelve before I managed to get out for a walk. I headed up to Folly Farm, the Ridgeway and Liddington Hill. Weatherwise it was quite dull with a fairly brisk wind, one of those days when it is hard to decide what to wear. Plenty of House Sparrows around Bush farm and at least eight Corn Buntings along the road towards the Hill. Skylark, Goldfinch and Yellowhammers were also seen along here. It was then more of the same plus, Linnet, Chaffinch and Great Tit. A lovely coloured Aquilega is growing here, Later in the year I hope to remember to collect some seeds for home. An impressively large bull was in amongst the cows and calves along the side of Liddington Hill. Just off of the Ridgeway is a new area of Woodland with a picnic table. This was my lunch stop where I had my sarnies to the sound of Skylark and Whitethroat. Also nice to see a Tiger Moth fly over, amazing to think they are over seventy years old. Nothing much at all along the Ridgeway to the Hill other than a few white butterflies. From the trig point there were a couple of Meadow Pipits, another Corn Bunting and some Swifts over. I am pleased that my paint job is lasting well. The sun came out here and I was hoping for some more butterflies. However on a slow circuit of the outer rampart of the castle none were seen. Then it was the walk back home with just a few LBB Gulls and some House Martins added to the list. A nice sighting on the evening dog walk was of five juvenile Starlings, hopefully this will be a good year for them.