The ripe fruit attracted, insects - which in turn attracted a TREECREEPER, a GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, and numerous BLUE and GREAT TITS, on the floor 3 GREEN WOODPECKERS were feeding amongst the ant hills.
Not much was seen in the wet woods, just a female PHEASANT, its a quiet place at this time of year. On to the lake and scrub area - the lake had the 3 most seen species that use it, on it once again, GREY HERON, MALLARD and MOORHEN, it's such a frustrating little lake, it's not shallow enough to expose any mud, and in turn a wader, but it's not deep enough to attract a diving duck, unless we get alot of rain, which we definitely have not! The surrounding vegetation and scrub had all the usual stuff, but it was nice to see a CHIFFCHAFF still remaining, and a pair of BULLFINCH. Also seen was the MARSH TIT, it made it's Pitchooo alarm call from close by, but I couldn't see it at first, I was looking to high and to far in - it was at my feet just a meter away! Of course, once I pointed the camera at it, off it went up into a crab apple tree. (below)
As I left for Migrant Alley, this SPARROWHAWK came drifting over, I swear they follow me around just to spoil my birding!
At Migrant Alley it was the quietest for some time, only the LINNETS were present, with a single BLACK HEADED GULL, and a flyover HERRING GULL.
The months list remains on 61, but I think I should get at least two more species before the months end. Cormorant being the most likely, last October I recorded this species on tweleve October days, mostly on the lake, 3 of those sightings were of multiple birds, where have they all gone - maybe the lake is too shallow?