|Little Egret shortly after dawn|
On Stanwell Moor 1m Reed Bunting, 2-3 Goldcrest, a pair of Tufted Duck, c15 Common Teal, 2 Pied Wagtail N and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 over N) were noted. Spent a bit of time watching a flock of c.20 Siskins on Stanwell Moor that showed well feeding in Alders with a few Goldfinches along the Colne Valley Way and in Stanwell Moor Village. The light was rather poor but I did manage a few half decent images. Rob Innes has reported at least 80 in the area. I might try for some better pics if they hang around. Also had 2 Red Kites over the M25 just north of M3 junction at 13:40.
|Male feeding on Alder Alnus glutinosa seeds|
|Check out how much this bird has twisted its head to get at the seeds|
|This bird is ringed - see below|
|I think the ring number is Y68875. I'll report this to the BTO to see if they can|
shed some light on where this bird was ringed.
Weather: Sunny (2 oktas in morning) becoming cloudy early afternoon (7 oktas), very light but cold W wind.