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Our member Tom Howard-Jones wrote:
Thursday 31st October 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30 It was a lovely sunny day with blue skies and a chilly edge in the air. The clocks went back last weekend and it felt like autumn was now under way. There were more gulls, both Black-headed and Herring , than of late. There were also plenty of Canada Geese back on the lake. We saw Great Crested Grebes , Moorhen and Coot but no sign of the Egyptian Geese. In one of the Yew trees we found our first winter thrush of the season - a Redwing feeding on the fruit with Song Thrushes and Blackbirds . The lack of "small" birds was noticeable. The gulls all went up from the water and a Blackbird gave an alarm call as a Sparrowhawk swooped past the island and chased a pigeon across the meadow. A full list of the birds seen is in the Bird Table .
Sparrowhawk Photo: Tom Howard-Jones