Well, I drove in past the fireplace factory & picked up a nice Pied Flycatcher in the large trees by the river. Then a pair of Collared Pratincoles shot past us, heading upstream underneath the old road bridge! I could barely believe my eyes and as I jumped out to see where they went, there above me was an Osprey, also flying upstream. It never rains but it pours!
The Pratincoles were too quick for a photo but I did catch the Osprey, fortunately as that was the last we saw of it, or of the Pratincoles for that matter.
I contented myself photographically with a few shots of Yellow Wagtails, some of which looked like first year birds. We met another birder who had spotted a Little Bittern, and Bob Wright turned up (having read Mick´s report) & he picked up a Common Waxbill. We however added nothing much more to our list
Although these are poor shot from some distance the second one does illustrate the difference between a Chaffinch and a Brambling, the latter being more orange than pink tinged.
I like Autumnn. Gold and red leaves, a slight chill in the evening air, a lie-in as the clocks go back, and the arrival of a few Bramblings. Christmas is coming.