CHIFFCHAFFFS were fewer than yesterday, just 5 were noted, and BLACKCAPS were down to just a female seen at the Greenhouse Grounds, and a male at the Scrubby Woods. A single WHITETHROAT seen in the Tree Nursery was notable, as this will be recorded as the latest one seen on my patch. A few local SWALLOWS were still feeding over the area, while just one small flock of HOUSE MARTINS flew over Migrant Alley, the single YELLOW WAGTAIL that dropped into the sheep pasture there, made up the summer species for this morning.
The lakes had a couple of bits of interest today, a CORMORANT which was fishing there, and a KINGFISHER that zoomed from one lake to another, just 8 MALLARD and 6 MOORHEN were on the water with them.
TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, GOLDCREST, and COAL TIT were found in the Wet Woods, not in a feeding flock though, but Long Tailed Tit and Bullfinch successfully avoided detection today :-)
KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK were the only raptors to show today, and flyovers from a lone GREYLAG GOOSE, plus HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS took the days list to 44, the same tally as yesterday.
In the ever diminishing light, photography was not particularly easy, but i did get a shot of this Kestrel.