Cloudier as the day wore on, 12º, quite a fresh southerly blowing, felt chilly.
As soon as we arrived on the hill today I thought there will not be much to see as there was a fresh southerly blowing straight on to the south face and yep! Nothing there...............no Wheatear found either although 3 Red Kite and 3 Buzzard in the air.
On the more sheltered side we could hear a couple of Corn Bunting singing, a daring Skylark high in the sky braving the windy conditions, a couple of Yellowhammers and 1 Chiffchaff seen and the thrush flock was still present with good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing.
Amongst the visitors to the garden today were a Moorhen, 2 Stock Dove, 2, Mallard, 2 Treecreeper and a Blackcap.
6 more Toads taken out of the drain today, ones we could not reach yesterday, also over a dozen Oil Beetles noted.
Red Kite (Loren)
Fieldfares & Redwings
Fieldfares & Redwing
Common Toads (Loren)
Oil Beetle (Loren)