Reading various blogs recently, it would seem that spotted flycatchers can often be seen in churchyards. I did have a look about a month ago at the churchyard near Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens without success.
Yesterday I tried a church in a more rural location
where the churchyard is surrounded on two sides by broadleafed woodland.
There were some nice stone faces on the side of the church
but not a spotted flycatcher to be seen!
In fact, during the hour I spent there the only bird I saw was a wood pigeon!
There were plenty of meadow browns and "whites" flying around and a toadstool as large as a teaplate - the wildlife highlights of my trip!
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