After heavy rain this morning, the afternoon turned out much brighter, with some watery, late autumn sunshine. This didn't seem to make it any better for my birding exploits. I spent 2hours around the wet woods, and lake area, but little was of note. A CORMORANT and a GREY HERON were fishing on the lake, 6 MALLARD and a couple of MOORHEN were also there. Whilst I hoped for something to drop in onto the lake, which it didn't, I heard a KINGFISHER, but couldn't see it, and a BULLFINCH called nearby.
In the wet woods, it was gaveyard quiet, which is unusual, normally there is a yapping dog, or piece of garden machinery, or a chainsaw to be heard, but today it was quiet.......bliss. I tried to find the feeding flock of Tits, but it seems to have moved off, although I did hear the MARSH TIT calling. I came out of the woods, and into the tree nursery, workers are going full out to remove the young trees, and the fields look like something resembling a WW 1 battle field! I watched the sky for a while, the only birds seen were a small group of REDWING and FIELDFARE, which dropped down around the greenhouses. I didn't bother with the maize stubbles, when I crossed them on the way home from work, one of the College workers had decided to burn some rubbish, right in the middle of the field. For a College that runs courses on wildlife around farmland, they do get up to some stupid things! I'll be out early tomorrow morning, I hope it livens up a bit!