MONDAY 8 AUGUST
A very autumnly feel to the weather today, with quite strong and cool NW winds and grey, overcast skies for much of the time.........
Another freshly killed Badger I am afraid - this time on the A404 at Hazlemere, by the plantation there at SU 897 958
DEEP MILL POND, GREAT MISSENDEN (BUCKS)
Bank's Pond, to the south of Great Missendon, was completely dry whilst neighbouring Deep Mill Pond held just 8 Coot, 8 Moorhen and a female Tufted Duck.
SHARDELOES LAKE (SOUTH BUCKS)
In very blustery conditions, migrants included 44 House Martins and the first local SAND MARTIN of the autumn. There was no sign of the recent Common Redstart nor Spotted Flycatchers.
The 4 Great Crested Grebes were still present (juvenile now independently feeding), the 4 Dabchicks, 1 Grey Heron, 62 Coot (including 7 'new' babies fledged in recent days) and an adult Song Thrush still feeding young in a nest.