27th November 2015
A short walk along the River Anker today. Checked out the docks and bushes either side of Woodford Lane but no sign of any Chiffchaffs yet. On one of the fields along the A5 approaching Woodford Lane the Golden plover flock had built up C50 birds. While on the field next to the river were C40 Fieldfare with a Starling flock. About 100m along the river from the road bridge was a flock of perhaps 20 Siskin many coming down to the river presumably to drink from the small pools left by flattened Reed stems. A Kingfisher flashed past while a Grey Wagtail flew by at a more leisurely pace.The only birds seen in the overhanging riverside bushes was a single Goldcrest.