The juvenile OSPREY returned to its favoured perch at Sarratt Bottom today sometime between 12:15 and 12:30 and was still there when I left at 13:30. There was no sign of it beforehand and it wasn't seen to arrive (at least not by me),but just over the border at Valley Farm (Herts), the male BLACK REDSTART showed well, if briefly, a couple of times on the roof and on the fences of the paddocks between 10:30 and 11:15. Also there, were a pair of COMMON STONECHAT.
1-2 Grey Wags commuting between the cress beds and the horse paddocks, a few Pied Wagtails and several Meadow Pipit.
On the Bucks side of the river, at least 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron and a pair of Common Buzzard and a couple of Red Kite were seen during the drive/walk around Sarratt itself. A few Redpoll were flying around but none close enough to be able to confidently identify the species, but I suspect that they were all Lessers (Bill Haines)