A wet and gloomy Monday morning, but I had a visit to the lakes and adjacent Scrubby woods anyway, but the hoped for Goosander on the lakes wasn't present, but I might get one later in the month, as they are regular visitors at this time of the year (That's put the mockers on it!), all that was on the water were the usual MALLARDS and MOORHENS. The scrubby Woods had a good number of birds present, best of, was seeing at least 5 BULLFINCHES, but all the other scarcer species were also seen or heard, they included; GOLDCREST, TREECREEPER, NUTHATCH, COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, STOCK DOVE and JAY. I also added a CHIFFCHAFF (57) to the months list, one gave some brief song and calls.
Another CHIFFCHAFF was seen over at the Greenhouse Grounds a bit later, where I also watched the KESTREL pair sitting together on one of the greenhouses.