I got up reasonably early and went to the forest. Was it meant to be so cold overnight?
Still good numbers of Bullfinches about. They are stunning birds when the sun catches the bright red chest of a male with the black head and slate grey back. Lots of Great Spots about one went haring after a Sparrowhawk. A coal tit and Siskins were a nice addition to the small year list.
The lake had 20 or so Pochard joining the normal Tufties, Teal, Gadwall and Mallards. It summer the lake has Mallards and Tufties in winter stuff drops in. Two Great Crested Grebes there. The lake has a breeding pair. Its one of the joys of summer to see them with there stripey headed babies.
The real star today was a Kingfisher flashing over the lake as I walked around suddenly TWO flashes of blue!
I finished off with a fox!