As I arrived at the Feast hide on the Grove ferry reserve this morning (Saturday 23rd November) I found it to be empty (great) and a Green Woodpecker was parked on one of the Kingfisher perches. All the windows were closed and I did not want to spook it by opening one, so I rattled of a few shots through the glass. It stayed for a few seconds before flying down onto the grassy apron in front of the hide where it foraged for insects. After a minute it flew off towards the river and I was then able to open the window. I need not have bothered as there was nothing to see or photograph. A walk to the middle drove with Tim Gutsell where we met up with Martyn Wilson, Alan Ashdown (complete with shiny new Swarovski scope) and Mark Chidwick, did not reveal the Cattle Egret that I saw there last Monday, Tuesday and Thursday but there were 3 Little Egrets seen and 200 + Fieldfares were in and around the berry bushes and wet meadows that line either side of the Middle Drove.
I seem to of lost all of my blog posts; I think I may have inadvertently deleted them when re vamping my blog site. I am trying to recover them but if I cannot, never mind, we will start again.