Today (23rd August) I slipped out to check the scrape and was pleased to see a Greenshank feeding on there and a species I have never seen on the scrape. I then had an urge to do my usual circuit around the "top fields" though I normally don't do this until September when it really feels like Autumn! However, it proved to be a good move as I flushed a Wryneck from the edge of a potato field. It did its usual disappearing act (Wrynecks are so slippery!), but I perservered and finally re-found it after a 2hr slog around the area. Not a patch tick (I found one last year on 4th Sept about 500M away!) but always a pleasure to see and find on the patch. Also had a Whinchat and 2 Stonechat nearby.
Roll on the autumn proper!