highlight of my morning trudge around the farm was a flock of 17 Lesser Redpolls feeding away in Ruffett
Wood. Try as I might, I couldn't pick out a Mealy. Other notables included singles of Cormorant
and Grey Heron overhead, a count
of six Treecreepers and three of the
Little Owls calling. Redwings were numerous, at around 400,
and 25 Meadow Pipits came up from
the long sward.