Have had a bit of a headachy cold thing going over the last few days, and decided to go out for a while to get a bit of air.
Went down to Amwell, wondered why there were no cars and remembered that the access track was shut as they were working on the railway. Went round to the old access at hollycross but there was no room for the car so ended up going down to Rye Meads.
Had to wait for them to open the gate and was first in. Spent a while chatting to the staff before heading off with Julie who had also intended to go to Amwell. We headed up to the old lagoons as the water elsewhere was very high based on her visit recently.
Did not take long to find a couple of Green Sandpipers, and a Grey wagtail flew in. Apart from a couple of Shelduck, not much else was around. Sat in the Kingfisher hide for a while where we had a large flock of primarily Fieldfare with a few Redwings. Thought I heard a Chiffchaff calling and then two small birds flew threw the trees. Could not be absolutely certain though they did look pretty good.
With time getting on I left Julie and slowly made my way back, where I heard a cetti's warbler and a Water Rail.
Two Buzzards and a Red Kite at Watton on the way back.
For the second weekend running, had a few Redpolls fly over the garden. Would be nice if they dropped in as I only ever had one once and I am sure they would like the Silver Birch I planted some years back