One of two Grey Herons over the house today.
Today's list from the back garden included 1 Redwing, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Chiffchaff, 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese (with six arriving at 1218), 70 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 10+ Canada Goose, 4 or 5 Redshank, 2 Grey Heron, 8 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Mute Swan, 3+ Shag, c20+ Cormorant, c20+ Buzzard, 17+ Black-headed Gull, 18+ Common Gull, 55+ Turnstone, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3+ Raven, 4+ Shelduck, 2+ Sparrowhawk, 105+ Curlew, 2 Red Kite, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 31 Cattle Egret (27 of which left their roost together, half an hour later than yesterday, at 0830).
Above - the first Red Kite (above) moved slowly upriver at 0920 and the second (below) followed a similar path just after midday. Both quite high and distant.
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