I got walking soon after 8am, it was a strange walk which seemed very quiet but I managed 45 species. The highlight was probably the LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER again seen flying over 3 GREY HERONS that were perched high in the trees. Over 30 MEADOW PIPITS was a good count and there were SKYLARKS seemingly singing above every field. A few YELLOWHAMMERS were back with at least 3 males were singing well. Birds of prey today were KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK and a calling COMMON BUZZARD. The woods were fairly noisy COAL TITS and MARSH TITS calling in several places plus GOLDCRESTS, TREECREEPERS and the odd LONG TAILED TIT. One GREYLAG GOOSE flew over Park Field and FIELDFARES trickled over all morning, at one point it looked as though several groups were making their way north with some conviction? There were no Siskins today and just 4 REDPOLLS were feeding in leaf litter deep in the wood.