House Martin were still feeding up before their long migration flight at East Fen, Moor Green Lakes, Berkshire, during the first week, with Snipe starting to appear at the reserve after flying in from their breeding grounds.
Little Egret numbers have increased at Fleethill Farm, Berkshire, whilst a flock of Linnets were feeding at Moor Green Lakes.
On the 17th, whilst out walking, I was surprised to see a Red Legged Partridge walking along a tarmac road at the east gate entrance to Farnborough Airfield. It walked out of the gate and crossed a public road and into some bushes on the other side. There is an area of scrub land near to the airfield entrance, so I guess it could have come from there.
On the 19th, I had very good sightings of a Great White Egret whilst in the Moor Green Lakes hide. It suddenly appeared from a close by reed bed and started fishing. After a few minutes it gave up and flew off to try somewhere else.
During the last week of the month, a Peregrine was at the western end of the infill site at Moor Green, panicking into flight the Lapwing and Gulls as it approached them. After having a good look around it flew off, empty handed.