Looking at the feeders whilst eating lunch, I noticed a lot more activity, especially from BLUE and GREAT TITS, but in the few minutes I was watching, COAL TIT, NUTHATCH, Great Spotted Woodpecker, JAY, MAGPIE, JACKDAW, Woodpigeon and of course the SPARROWHAWK all showed up. Once out on my patch some nice birds were seen, At least one SISKIN was in some alders by the lake, where 2 CORMORANTS were again fishing. Two REDPOLL flew over the tree nursery,the BARN OWL was at home, and the PEREGRINE flew over Migrant Alley, putting up hundreds of birds, PIPITS, WAGTAILS, SKYLARKS, LINNETS, ROOKS, Jackdaws the lot! As I sat at migrant alley, a LITTLE OWL was calling behind me, from a small copse, just off patch. Now the days are shortening, the walk seemed over in a flash.
Above is whats left of a wasps nest. It was probably dug up by a badger. Below are some of the wasps.
The Barn Owl was just visible in the gloom.