Great time at Amwell this morning. The bright sunny and still conditions did not exactly promise much but I ended up with 57 species in the three hours I was there.
Jays going over all the time-and getting close to the camera for once.
At least two Red Kites came up over the woods, with four Buzzards, one or two Sparrowhawks and a juvenile Hobby. Small numbers of hirundines going through all the time, and a couple of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks went through too.
Walk down to the Hollycross gate produces a big mixed tit flock which contained many Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests and a pair of Blackcap. Pair of Treecreepers in the area as well. On the way back a stop off at the alders produced a large flock of Siskins with a few Redpolls as well. Also heard one or two Marsh Tits in the woods.