Sunday 11th January
After yesterday's excitiment I was able to get out for a 3 hour stint from 9.15am. I parked up at Lunsford Lane hoping for another sighting of the Jack Snipe. Although it had been seen early on I couldn't track it down. I did see 2 Lesser Redpoll along the road here shortly after bumping into Adam who was also trying to track the Jack Snipe down.
On around the West Scrub I added Goldcrest and a Rook over. Through the East Scrub where there were lots of common finches I crossed the railway. I scanned Abbeymead and on the open water I saw a redhead Goosander (I later heard that the Goosander on Alders was there around the same time so this looks like a second bird for the area)
The water was high on the river and the only birds of note were a good numbers of Teal. Another Rook came over low and several Bullfinch were calling. A Sparrowhawk came over low.
Around Brooklands Lake I was scanning for Bittern (seen here over the weekend by others) but didn't add anything new.
I had a brief look in the small wood by the Country Park carpark and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming, close by another was drumming loudly on a pylon. Another Kingfisher was along the Millstream along Lunsford Lane as I was checking again for the Jack Snipe.