The Scrubby Woods was sheltered from the worst of the wind, and a couple of Butterflies were seen - this Red Admiral below, was one of two seen, and the Speckled wood below it was one of four noted.
I sat and watched a bramble draped Elder tree, the nettles that were growing up through it provided excellent cover and food sources for a mixed flock of young birds, BLACKCAP, CHIFFCHAFF, BLUE and GREAT TIT all chased around in it. Nearby, both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were seen, and TURTLE DOVES were 'purring' . A pair of BULLFINCH flew into another dense bramble, but again, I failed to see any young with them.
On the lakes, just 3 MALLARD, a MOORHEN, a COOT and the family of GREYLAGS with 5 young were all that was seen, although as I scanned the water, I found a family of GOLDCREST above me in the dense canopy, I had views down to a meter, but it just too dark for a photo :-(
Walking back home was a bit of a hurried affair, as I was trying to get home before the arrival of the next shower which could be seen looming on the horizon, the only bird of note was the KESTREL.
I took these photo's of some of the young finch 's that were in my garden, before I went out. The amount of sunflower hearts being consumed is ridiculous, ive used 20kg in 6 days!!
Top is the young GREENFINCH. Middle is the young CHAFFINCH and Bottom is the young GOLDFINCH