Monday 4th November 2013
Managed to fit in a quick visit to the patch this morning. The valley and crop fields were strangely quiet, no Skylarks, M'pits, Finches or Buntings. There was a Common Gull with the Black headed gulls and the usual mix of Corvids. It was on the way back a fine male Stonechat was seen on the rough ground close to the river. There were also 4 Meadow pipits to the east of the river. Still not many Thrushes about though, only 1 group of 12 or so Fieldfare and a single Redwing.