On the 3rd, it was off to Farlington, Hants, where a WRYNECK had been reported, but it wasn't seen by me or reported as being seen by other birders that day, so I guess it had moved on. However it was far from a wasted trip as 6 YELLOW WAGTAIL, 2 BEARDED TIT, 3 WHINCHAT and a WHEATEAR were seen, as well as 2 OSPREY on one of the nearby islands.
On the 23rd , I visited Greenham Common, Berks, in the hope of seeing a RED BACKED SHRIKE that had been seen on the southern side near the old rusty fireplane. The day didn't start too well visibility wise, as it was very misty, but as midday approached, the sun came out and cleared the mist and the bird was seen, a life tick for me. I had very good views of it for a couple of hours and took some photos, before it hid itself away. I also saw STONECHAT, WHINCHAT and DARTFORD WARBLER.
A quick trip to Yateley Common, Hants, was made on the 30th, The area is local to me and a good spot to see TREE PIPIT and after 5 minutes of being there, one was seen. Its also a fairly reliable spot for DARTFORD WARBLER and before leaving I managed to see three.