Well , that's another season over . Today we finished clearing up the coppicing site , so the Surrey Hedgelaying Group 'broke up' for the Summer , already looking forward to the new season in the late Autumn/early Winter . On site today the same birds were singing as on Saturday , with the addition of a Willow Warbler . Just before we left , a Common Buzzard flew over the site , then quartered the adjacent farmland . Sadly , the Blackbird nest that I posted last Saturday has been predated , with two of the eggs opened and devoured .
Since getting home , I have been processing the remainder of yesterday's photos from Ashdown Forest , and am just posting a few of them , whilst adding Goldcrest , Sparrowhawk , Redpoll , Song and Mistle Thrush , and Crossbill (heard but not seen) , to yesterday's list . The cock Linnet , one of several singing their hearts out into that wind . On my post last night , I said that the Common Buzzard was mobbed by a Corvid in the distance , but to my eye , that Corvid appears to be one of the Ravens . Nobody will be more surprised at this than me . The very large Wood Ant's nest , showing the probable Green Woodpecker damage .And finally , the distant view of the male Common Redstart , in the sunshine , singing his heart out .
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