My most exciting find today wasn't a bird or an animal,as such, it was tracks, around the newish pools as you leave the wood there were a dozen or so deer tracks, probably Roe. I've never seen deer on the estate and very rarely find any sign of them, so it was great to know they are about! After I finished looking at the tracks a fast flying bird caught my eye, a male MANDARIN headed towards the stream, the first I've seen for a while. Walking back there were half a dozen SWALLOWS over the fields, 3 YELLOWHAMMERS were singing and a male REED BUNTING flitted off the top of the hedge. I met Stephen further on, he had seen a Little Owl on his way in, on a post by the last layby before the car park.
|This Pheasant flew up from by rares hedge|