Wednesday 22nd October 2014
After the strong winds of the previous day it was good to get out and about. It was possible there might be the odd displaced migrant about but in the event it turned out to be a quiet day in terms of weather and birds around. At Shustoke Res. there was no sign of the two Red crested Pochards but a female Goldeneye was seen flying over the water. There was also a Common Sandpiper reported but little chance of seeing it with so many uncontrolled dogs about. At the back of the fisherman's pool a Willow tit was seen briefly with a small tit flock. Kingsbury was equally uninspiring although I did visit Sita hide and was surprised to see just how much work had been carried out around Otter pool. On the way back there was a late Willow warbler and Chiffchaff with another tit flock.