Yesterday , I did the Down House bird survey , and finished up with an average 21 species for the visit . Mind you , with the cold wind ripping through the site , I feel that it was a good result , the pick of the bunch being a male Bullfinch , 8 Fieldfare and a single Stock Dove . No Deer sightings during the visit and no sign of the 'silverback' Jacob's ram , who must have done his duty .
A look on the Common turned up very little too , just a small stand of Red-cracked Bolete / Boletus
Having seen a recent report of a Black-necked Grebe at Sevenoaks Reserve , I wrapped up and headed there to see if I could find it . It was bitter on arrival , and things didn't get much warmer during the visit . If the BNG was still there, I'm pretty sure that I , or one of the other birder's who had come for the same , would have found it , as very little was on the lakes early on . The bird
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