Sunday, 17 October 2010

17th October 2010

The day started well with a couple of Fieldfares in the garden. However, the Valley proved fairly mundane (just one Brambling) until a shock encounter - a squealing Water Rail bursting out of the top half of a Holly tree on the bank. We were both equally surprised to see each other and it promtly did a U turn and plunged back into the Brambles!