On returning an aquatic mustelid crossed the river but sadly slipped into reeds before I could get a proper handle on it. Gut feeling was Otter but honestly not good enough views to do anything more than speculate. Dammit. Before I got back to the car I watched a family group of at least 6 Mistle Thrushes feeding on the cut hay meadow. An Oystercatcher kleep'd over head along with a couple of Tufted Duck heading up river. A Little Grebe was whinnying on the river.
|Mistle Thrush - honest, it rattled when it flew|
In the garden a pair of Song Thrush and at least 1 young bird continue to forage in the garden along with a persistant Wren.
A Hoverfly was pratting about on the trellis. Any ideas on species gladly received.