Thursday, 16 November 2017
16 Nov - A sunny morning (before the predicted cold front and rain arrived) and I decided on a short session in the Pinkhill hide at Farmoor where some good Water Rail pics have been taken recently, when the bird emerges from the reeds to pick up fragments under the feeders. The Rail made 2 short visits in my time there mid-morning, but always tended to be partly obscured in terms of the camera - but nice views. Also seen a Kingfisher, fem Reed Buntings and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Green Woodpecker and Cetti's Warbler heard. 2 Grey Squirrels were also in attendance but the squirrel-proof feeders proved their worth. A few winter Thrushes about, and a nice group of Goldeneye on F2.