What about my medium sized garden in mid Sussex, does that count as a local patch? Well it's pretty local so why not?
Today I had the excitement of finding that the woodpigeons seemed to have returned to the nest they built several weeks ago in a privet hedge about 4 yards from the kitchen door.
Otherwise there are still a few warblers passing through, a long-staying chiffchaff, a willow warbler and a common whitethroat. They seem very attarched to the wild bit around the pond.
This year has been outstanding compared to previous years with many chiffchaffs, a few willow warblers, some whitethroats and blackcaps and single garden warbler and lesser whitethroat. I think the increasing wildness of this part of the garden has helped.
Also of note today a nuthatch. At times very regular visitors but not of late.
The vole also showed itself several times- darting from the flower border to take some seeds left out on the lawn.