It was a great turn-out for the first bird walk after the summer break, but actually seeing any birds was a challenge due to the leaf cover, so we contented ourselves with getting to grips with songs and calls. The highlight was a superb Grey Wagtail which spent time on the usually biologically sterile bowling green! List of birds seen and heard as follows:
Robin (many - including lots singing and calling)
Great Tit (seemed everywhere!)
Coal Tit (heard briefly)
Blue Tit (heard briefly)
Carrion Crow (several showing signs of moult)
Blackbird (4 or 5 altogether, some showing signs of moult)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (2 or more overhead)
Dunnock (heard briefly behind the pond)
Mistle Thrush (2 flew over calling near the toilets)
Simon saw a possible warbler species, and there were also Speckled Wood butterflies and probable Common Darter dragonflies along with ubiquitous Grey Squirrels!
Thanks to all who turned up.