FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER - CHESS VALLEY
It was not a day for Ospreys but more for Mallards. It rained very heavily for most of the day and subsequently much of the area became flooded and heavily sodden. Like a fool, I was out in it all day, and had agreed to help the BBC film the bird for a documentary. Of course that put paid to it and the bird did not show up all day - I searched all of its haunts.
In such conditions, there were few highlights -:
The adult male BLACK REDSTART was still present at Valley Farm
A single LITTLE EGRET was by the Pumping Station, with 18 RING-NECKED PARAKEETS again flighting to roost mid afternoon.
Three LITTLE OWLS were by Sarrattmill House and in the small copse in front of Bridge House, 3 RED KITES were around and a cracking male BULLFINCH
Tomorrow is not forecast to be any better