Since the weather was nice yesterday we decided to go for a wander around the estate to get some exercise and fresh air. I have never noticed the vast amount of different species in the area before or maybe I was just not looking, and they have always been there. As soon as I left my garden we saw a Dunnock under the fuschia bush, I didn't even know there was such a bird as a Dunnock until a few months ago and they are everywhere and one of my favorite garden visitors now. On our walk we saw a Kestrel hovering near the spine road, a couple of Wood pigeons next to the park, 2 Great Tits chasing each other in and out of the hedge, Robins, Dunnocks and a Greenfinch perched on a house ariel. Blackbirds and Starlings were out in abundance and plenty of gulls on top of the lamp posts. The bird song was a delight to listen to and with the sun going down it was pleasant way to finish off a dull day at work.
Will do my best to go to West Hartford at the weekend to try and spot the Avocet. It may of moved away by then but it's on my 'to see list' and I will attempt to see it come rain or shine, shame I'm at work till then.