I was out for just over an hour this afternoon, in incredibly dull and dismal conditions, fog lingered all day, and by 15 : 45 it was raining just to compound matters, a not very nice day!
My walk consisted of a quick visit to the lakes, via the Small Holding and Wet Woods, then back home through the Tree Nursery, and a scan of the Pub field. At the Small Holding, both GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were seen in the old orchard there, plus a couple of JAYS and a small mixed flock of HOUSE SPARROWS and CHAFFINCH'S. The Wet Woods was empty of birdlife, unsurprising really, as it was particularly dark in there! Over at the lakes, only the main lake had any life on it today, and that only had 4 MALLARD, 6 MOORHEN and a GREY HERON, a quick walk around the Scrubby Woods to hopefully flush up a Woodcock, only produced a few REDWING, around 6 BULLFINCH, and 4 SONGTHRUSHES of note.
On reaching the Tree Nursery, I peered through the hedgerow across to the Pub Field, where the BLACK HEADED GULLS are continuing to feed, along with 2 HERRING GULLS, today they were joined by 11 LAPWINGS. The Tree Nursery itself was home to a large mixed feeding flock, containing at least 14 LONG TAILED TITS, 5 GREAT TITS, 5 BLUE TITS, 1 COAL TIT, 3 GOLDCRESTS, 2 DUNNOCK, 2 ROBIN, 2 BLACKBIRD, 1 SONGTHRUSH, and a WREN. That was it for the afternoon!