I arrived at Merton Church in the early morning darkness and walked along Sparrow Hill and then south along the Peddars Way to Thompson Water, as expected, several Tawny Owls were calling along the route.
Little on the water this morning other than 18+ Mute Swans. No evidence of any wildfowl on this occasion. A single Cormorant was sitting in the usual tree with wings spread.
More activity noted around the water with singing Cetti's Warbler, a single Kingfisher, and Reed Bunting. The woodland around the water held Long-tailed Tits, Nuthatch, and Treecreeper, and overhead, Siskins and Redpoll were seen and heard.