Greenfinches were putting on a particularly good show at The Lee village green. These superb males were captured on film by Steve Gantlett (www.birdingworld.co.uk)
A singing male YELLOWHAMMER was on the wires by 'Brunsgreen Cottage' at SP 901 062
Highlight in this very picturesque village was a pair of SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS with 2-3 fledged young in trees opposite the church (at SP 899 044) and adjacent to 'The Olde Cottage' garden, where possibly they bred. This rfepresents the 102nd species of the year.
There were also a pair of House Martins in the vicinity and on the village green by the 'Cock & Rabbit' public house, 5 Greenfinches were feeding (including a male feeding two juveniles)
A rare sight nowadays was that of an adult Song Thrush attempting to smash a snail on the road. Oh how I miss this species around the gardens these days!
FINCH LANE CORNFIELDS, LITTLE CHALFONT (SP 984 973)
This evening, a family group of 5 BARN SWALLOWS was feeding over the ripening corn, along with a single House Martin.