Thursday 17th October 2019 - 09:30 to 11:30We set off in sunshine with the colours of the trees shining. We ended under a downpour.As we arrived three Egyptian Geese flew over Ridley's Court. Later they were bickering over territory on the main island. They breed early so maybe they are thinking about nesting sites already.There were more birds around than of late. Groups of Blackbirds, Tits and Fincheswere busily flitting between the berry-bearing bushes and trees.Jays were carrying off acorns to hide for the winter.A group of Black-headed Gulls stayed for a while.Two Stock Doves were washing on the stony bank.There were several Moorhens, both adult and juvenile, and just one Coot.Coal Tits, Goldcrests, a Wren and Song Thrushes were in the roving flocks.A full list of the birds seen is in the Bird Table.