Yesterday morning around Fernworthy Reservoir there were a large number of Crossbills, Redwings, Long-tailed tits and Chaffinches. There were a few additional Marsh Tits, a Great spotted woodpecker and a couple of Mistle Thrushes. Moving on in late afternoon to Slapton were I spotted a couple of Stonechats,  a couple of Cetti’s and briefly two Water rail on the edge of the reed bed on the Blackpool Sand side.