Richard Campey reports a mostly sunny day with a few isolated but torrential showers. There was no sign of the Little Owl, unfortunately, despite a morning spent searching for it. On top of the island, four Cormorants flew past the Old Light, a Golden Plover was on the Airfield, and raptors made a good showing, with Merlin, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Peregrine logged. Chaffinches were less numerous than on 10th, but there were still 200 in evidence in sheltered areas and along the tracks. One Brambling was with Chaffinches in Tillage Field. The Terrace willows yielded two Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff, whilst there were three Stonechats along the Lower East Side Path and two more at Pondsbury. Finally, there was a Water Rail in Smelly Gully and a Redwing flying over the Village in the early evening.
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