A visit to Area 10 and the car park field at lunchtime, produced of intrest a Kestrel , a juvenille Green Woopecker, Blackcap and Chiffchaff . There was no sign of the Garden Warbler Whitethroat Lesser Whitethroat or Redstart seen earlier in the morning by Fraser Cottington. A flock of Lapwing flew over disturbed from the old landfill site.
In Area 10 this morning a good number of Blackcap and Chiffchaff were calling from the bushes in the car park field. They were also in Area 8 around Toutley Bridge, female Pheasant was flushed from the grass. It later appeared in the ploughed field feeding with Roe Deer.
In Area 5, this afternoon a Buzzard was circling on the thermals.
Fraser Cottington was out and about in Area 10 this morning.The Spotted Flycatchers were still in the sailing club compound, at least 5.
Back to the car park field and there were plenty of Blackcap , Chiffchaff and a Garden Warbler then 2 Redstart , one was either the same 1st winter male as Tuesday's, or a different one, the other bird was a stunning adult male.
In Area 10 today Fraser Cottington was out again and reports that a Hobby flew over the car park field low West.
At the compound on the opposite side of Sandford Lane, 3 of the Spotted Flycatchers were on show, the fourth kept back in the undergrowth behind.
There was a Willow Warbler in the same tree as them, for a few moments, then it was off. Photo courtesy of Fraser Cottington.
In Area 10 this morning at the car park field off Sandford Lane Fraser Cottington
heard, and then saw an autumn adult male Redstart in the usual area along the barbed wire fence .
In Area 5, at my garden feeders at least 10 Goldfinch have started to amass first thing in the morning. A least 50% of these are juvenilles. Joining these are Greenfinch in reasonable numbers. In Area 10 Fraser Cottington had 2 juv Bullfinch and 2 Hobby over the car park field.
In Area 5, 2 Swift were seen flying overhead and at the Balancing pond in Area 4, 2 Grey Wagtail were seen. Another or maybe one of the two Grey wagtail wasseen by the Area 5 pond.
In Area 5 on the way to Morrisons a Grey Heron was seen by Pat Taylor.
On Old Forest Road in Area 8 by Toutley Bridge a flock of approximately 20 House Sparrow were moving between the verge and the roadside hedge. In Area 7 a Ring necked Parakeet flew over calling.
In Area 5 this morning a Ring necked Parakeet flew over calling. The Kingfisher was heard calling as it flew up and dwnstream. In Area 3 flying over Lidl were atleast 7 House Martin heading S.
In Area 10 at Lavells Lake a juvenille Barn Owl was seen sitting in the entrance of the Owl box.
In Area 3 off Ashville Way these Mallard we sitting on the weir befor Balsam pulling started. A Grey Wagtail was also seen.
At 20:15 in Area 5 a Kingfisher was seen flying downstream between Ripplestream and Dragonfly Bridge by Sarah Napper. In Area 10 a Coal Tit and Nuthatch were seen in the Carpark field by Fraser Cottington. The was seen briefly in its box by Linda Garner-Graham at 09:00
A 2 hour wait for the Barn Owl eventually proved friutfull for Gavin Turner when it emerged from its Area 10 box at 21:15 in the paddock to the rear of Bittern Hide at Lavell's Lake.
In Area 5, by the new pond a Grey Wagtail was feeding on the mud.
This morning calling Canada Geese flew over Area 5 at 05:30, waking me from my slumber. A calling Coal Tit was in my garden Yew tree , before visiting my feeders.A yaffling Green Woodpecker was heard down by the Emm Brook. In Area 10 in the car park field a Great spotted Woodpecker was seen hanging off the side of a telegraph pole
5 Canada Geese were seen flying N at dusk in Area 5, presumabely to roost somewhere. A Mistle Thrush