Making the most of a good weather forecast we zoomed down the M40 to Charlecote Park yesterday, mainly for a nice walk in a beautiful place. The birding was sparse but we did manage Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Blue, Great and Coal Tit, as well as the expected House Martins, but very few Swallows that are normally abundant, don't know what's going on there.
We had overflights of Buzzard and a Peregrine which were very nice, but sadly no real photo opportunities.
The deer were about in numbers:
a Small Tortoise Shell,