My intention this morning was to try and locate early migrant Thrush species, none were seen or heard, however, a walk along the Peddars Way produced my first Brambling of the Autumn. Although not seen, the Bramblings call was very distinctive, a nasally "zweeeeu"
|Great Spotted Woodpecker Thompson Water 05/10/14|
A recent clearfelled area near Watering Farm was quiet with the exception of a passing Kestrel.
Several Goldcrests were both seen and heard as well as good numbers of Marsh, Coal, Great, and Blue Tits, and a Siskin.
There was very little evidence of any summer migrants other than a calling Chiffchaff.
Two Cetti's Warblers gave bursts of its explosive song from dense waterside scrub, an incredibly loud song for a small bird.
At least 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were either seen or heard, including the male photographed here. Also, several Nuthatches were seen or heard as well as Treecreeper.