This morning I was doing the second of a Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) in north Lancs and I had a few Swifts, thirteen in fact. And this is by far my largest count this Spring.
I also had a few House Martins, nine, and four Swallows. Just a single Whitethroat, one of the other missing species, and a single Chiffchaff took care of the Warblers. Best of the rst included a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a singing Song Thrush, four Mistle Thrushes, a Kestrel, four Lapwings (two displaying) and three Oystercatchers. The most numerous species I recorded during the BBS was Jackdaw with a count of 41.
I'm Cheshire bound tomorrow, so more of that later if I see anything interesting.