I made a morning visit to Sevenoaks Reserve today , but although the sun was shining , well to begin with anyway , very little out of the ordinary was found . Coots , Gulls and Geese were the most abundant birds seen along with the many Lapwings , all vying for position on the few islands still above the vastly raised water level . The most colour was provided by the Willows around the lakes ,
Mind you , as I put my gear back into the car , a Robin , not 5 mtrs. away was trying to tell everyone
On the way home , I called in to one of the other volunteers from the Common work party , who told me last week that he had good numbers of Lesser Redpoll coming daily to his feeders . Having failed to get one in the garden and not seeing one in the wild this Winter , I couldn't resist 'doing a Warren' , and taking up temporary residence in his garden shed . Three Redpolls flew from the feeders as we made our way to the shed , so things looked good . It wasn't long before the odd bird returned , the
On the way home I checked on the juvenile Common Buzzard , finding it on a fence post at the back of the horse field , with a definite 'do not disturb' look about it .
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