As the wind persists up to gusts of 20 knots+ forcing pulses of heavy rain inland and river levels get back to what has been the norm, a bit of a strange start to the day as at 04:30 a
welcomed the day with not the usual succession of hoots but the occassional prolonged and loud single outburst. Followed at daybreak by a
flying west about along the course of the River Stour, given the prevailing conditions and the time of year not at all a bad start to the day, but it was about to get better!
A brief encounter with the Owner, he considered there to be fewer
In fact something of a record breaker as never before have we added Jack Snipe to the list before its bulkier cousin. Bringing up the 75th species of the year for the Recording Area put a spring in the step, while returning to the nearby horse paddocks to find signs of maturity
With still no sings of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on the Heath we had to content ourself with both
It may have been the low level
from cover which landed so far away not to allow even a half decent shot at full zoom.
Meanwhile the tugs were buisily clearing away the last of the unwanted debris at the
are always worthy of a Click and a Clip as we headed for the final destination of the day the