Plenty of digging was done as the last of the tatties got put in and the pea / bean bed was dug and some beans planted out. Rabbit defenses are in place let's hope they hold....
"I like nicely grown on bean plants, scrummy!"
Gold top above, to show size against Greenfinch
One of the pair of crows grabbed a wader chick by the look of things. In photographing this I realised that the bird is a hybrid, a subtle one though.
Note the dark feathers in the undertail coverts, also the extent of the dark feather centres on the breast and belly.
Quite possibkle the right hand bird is also a grey crow hybrid
At Palace the Dunlin and Turnstones had mostly disappeared to be replaced by a pile of Ringed Plovers and a single Sanderling. There were two singing Sedge Warblers and a pair of Reed Bunting, hard to find at this site. The Saturday seawatch from the Brough was very pleasant but didn't produce the goods.