I had some excellent birding last spring and autumn there so I have been very sad seeing it dismantled.
However for the past three evenings I have visited the 15% of the farm which still remains to see if there is any useful birding left.
On Monday, I came upon two passage birds almost straight away. This site has always been good for wryneck and sure enough I spied one on one of the remaining trees.
A few minutes later after I had moved over to an corner of the remaining farm I came across another wryneck.
first wryneck revisited
Just to make sure it was a different wryneck, I quickly doubled back to the original area and soon located the original wryneck on an adjacent tree making sure there were at least two wryneck present.
This evening I was a little luckier. A common redstart was easily seen. Sadly I also saw that another part of the farm had been cleared and a lot of house sparrow were looking lost.
second view of common redstart
The resident birds seem to be employing different coping strategies. The crested lark and black bush robin have moved off all together.
The Indian silverbill seem to have dispersed into the surrounding area.
white eared bulbul and white spectacled bulbul
The white eared bulbul and white spectacled bulbul were seen fighting over the remaining trees.
little green bee-eater
Eurasian collared dove
Collared dove numbers haven't changed yet and two rose-ringed parakeet paid a visit on Monday.
I will continue to visit the farm until the garden area goes. It could be a month. It could be tomorrow.