A strange day after early morning heavy rain when the area was dead burst into life as the sun came through. At East Soar 5 Ring Ouzel in Starehole (final count 9), 120 Redwing flying west, Fieldfare 3E (missed a flock of 290), 60 Gannet fishing in Starehole Bay, Stock Dove 25W, Skylark 320 (120W 90E 110 grounded), 130 Meadow Pipit, 3 pristine White Wagtail on Bolt Head, Grey Wagtail, 3 Swallow, Starling 8E, 11 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest & 2 Blackcap.

At Southdown Valley: Imm.Marsh Harrier being mobbed by 3 Crows then a Merlin flew through them, 3 Teal & female Pintail (first ever Soar record not offshore) on lagoons and Dartford Warbler in the hedge!

Non-avian: 5 Sika Deer, 3 Roe Deer, 3 Cloded Yellow, Painted Lady, Peacock, 15 Red Admiral & 2 Small White.