Saturday, 12 November 2016

Westfield Pill - Red-necked Grebe and Woodcock

The Red-necked Grebe was on the lower pond, near the road bridge at 2pm. It was close to where the kids were feeding the Mallards and Black-headed gulls, but did not join in. Earlier a Cetti's was calling from the North Eastern reedbed in the warm sunshine. Mistle Thrushes and Redwings were busy eating berries on the hill behind.

On the way back to Westfield Crossing in the fading light, we were surprised by a Woodcock flying low overhead along the wooded section of the track.