Parked up in Kingston Lisle and walked the footpath to Westcot it's only a mile or so each way but the good sized hedges and assorted trees make it good birding habitat. My quest was to find the Spotted Flycatchers that use this area annually to nest in. The Spots. have been reported but I failed to find them and apart from a most handsome Bullfinch and all the common species including singing Blackcap and Whitethroat I found little of interest. Of course apart from our gardens where birds accompanied by their offspring come to feed, the great outdoors at this time of year is not the easiest time to see birds, with this in mind I motored on to Seven Barrows with a hope that perhaps a few butterflies might be on the wing even though it was overcast and a fairly strong wind was blowing - ever the optimist me. In fact against all the odds I found Common Blue and Small Heath on the wing and also a Silver-Ground Carpet Moth.
The Oxon Feather.