Great start: as I arrived at the bridge I saw a small bird across the river which turned out to be a Chiffchaff, and then a Redshank flew out from almost under me off up river 50 yards towards Wrafton where there was another one! they chided me from up there for disturbing them. Also there was a Dipper. In the reserve a strident call from a Green Woodpecker, and later 3 Water Rails squealing unseen from deep cover. Wrafton Pond, the scrape and the reserve pond all still frozen.

No sign of the Ring Ouzel later in the afternoon.

Posted January 10th, 2021 at 6:48 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News