Snipes on 100 acre. At least 20 around at the moment. Also the first Jack Snipe of the autumn yesterday.
Male Mandarin on 100 acre- still a scarce local bird. There's a Garganey on south lake today too but I couldn't find it.
Lapwings on 100 acre, 20+ around at the moment
Common Buzzard- now a more or less daily occurrence- this fresh juvenile bird can be aged by lack of moult limits in wing or tail and diffuse border to the trailing edge of the wing and tail
A pale phase Common Buzzard moving south- not a local bird as would recognise this distinctive individual
Sallow- a classic autumn moth, mimicking autumn leaves
Black Rustic- a beautiful black velvet texture to these
Loads of crane flies around at the moment
and cranes too!