Finally got the car fixed on Tuesday , thankfully without too much grief on the wallet , but got a good soaking both after dropping it off , and again , going to pick it up . Then spent Wednesday and Thursday hedgelaying in a very unprotected area , at the top of a hill , and got almost blown away by some of the gusts and squalls , especially on Thursday . I did however see the largest flock of Fieldfares fly over , about 50 in number .Today we needed to catch up on the belated monthly shop , but managed to put that off till the afternoon , making an early morning visit to Sevenoaks Reserve first . Arriving just as the sun was coming up , it was nice to see some blue sky and a relief that that wind had relented . Straight away , the higher water levels was very noticeable as I made my way to Willow Hide . Before arriving , it was obvious that there was plenty of activity on Snipe Bog Lake , but it was down to the usual suspects , and even though the warmth of the sun was coming through , there was no sign of the Bittern in the furthest reedbed . The majority of the noise was coming from many male Teal , relentlessly persuing a small number of females , the males attempting to get in front of the female
Another days hedgelaying tomorrow with the Surrey Group , not far from RHS Wisley .
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