The first two Whinchats of the autumn on the escarpment this morning. They were along a line of uncut wheat, adjacent to the access land just east of Firle Bostal.
Also a single juvenile Stonechat nearby. Presumably a product of the adult pair present in the same spot late last winter.
Also noted: lots of Willow Warblers, everywhere, two adult Buzzards and a young one calling from woodland, five Red-legged Partridges.
Yesterday morning, just before 5am, a trip outside the front door to chuck water over a cat resulted in my first Common Sandpiper for Firle – the peep-peep-peep so often heard along the Ouse cutting through the still air.