It's been a while since I reported from my local patch along the Great Ouse at Kempston Mill and Biddenham Loop so here's a quick update. The Barn Owls are back in the Ash Tree again this year and I suspect they have chicks as JA saw 3 voles being taken back to the nest hole in a short period the other evening.
At the weekend there was a Fox at Box End Park and another on the same side of the river a little further upstream.
There are plenty of Summer Migrants in now with Sedge Warblers in good numbers along the Back Channel along with a couple of Reed Warblers. A few Willow Warblers can be heard around Biddenham Loop CP and a Lesser Whitethroat can also be heard along the hedge line here. Common Whitethroats are also in good numbers now and we even had a Garden Warbler at BLCP which haven't been easy to find in recent years in this area. Chiffchaffs are in their regular haunts although quietening down now.
This morning the Sedge Warblers were showing particularly well along the Back Channel.