Dan once more.
A paltry four goldcrests located in Freeman's Wood in ever dampening conditions this afternoon. No chiffs or sylvias evident in a thorough search.
Freeman's Pools were only marginally wetter. The largest pool held a pochard, nine wigeon and two tufted ducks. A kingfisher was piping up on one of the shallow pools.
An off-passage meadow pipit flock of twenty-eight was feeding in the rough grass.