Sunday 30th December
A short visit today between 9.30 and 10.45. It was extremely busy with dog walkers. Looking forward to the lighter mornings over the next few months when I can get out before the area becomes too busy. My first sighting was a Great Spotted woodpecker that was drumming loudly on a pylon off of Lunsford Lane.
Fantastic views of Water Vole today by the divers car park bridge. The Water Vole here seems pretty unconcerned with the amount of activity in the area. Whilst I was taking photos some children ran past and the Water Vole just froze and carried on regardless once they’d passed. A Chiffchaff called nearby and a few Redwing called as they flew over.
A Mistle Thrush sang continually from high up on a pylon - I could only manage a silhouette (which I have converted to Black & White) A quick scan of Abbey Mead produced good views of a Kingfisher.