Another successful bird walk on a dry autumn morning - it was good to see some new faces among the party as well. After a quiet start with just a few singing Robins to entertain us, things improved at the pond where a Grey Wagtail did a flypast. Later, a party of Mistle Thrushes feeding in adjacent gardens and flying to and from the park gave excellent views.

Full list of birds seen and heard as follows:

Mistle Thrush (up to 4) These may have been locally bred birds or passage migrants.
Blackbird (3 or 4, one still in moult)
Starling (small groups feeding near the thrushes)
Jackdaw (1 heard just before we dispersed and a flock of 8 or 9 corvids seen earlier were probably this species)
Carrion Crow (several, including at least one with whitish feathering on wings and tail)
Magpie (plenty!)
Jay (1 or 2 near the toilets)
Blue Tit (half a dozen among the other tit species)
Great Tit (at least 5 birds seen and heard)
Coal Tit (1 or 2)
Long-tailed Tit (heard)
Grey Wagtail (1 over the pond)
Woodpigeon (several birds)
Robin (many singing)
Wren (1 singing near the park-keeper's compound - also seen briefly)
Dunnock (1 seen near the toilets)
Chaffinch (3 or 4 seen, including at least one smart male)
Greenfinch (2 or 3 seen)

The next walk will be on 15th November.

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