There were signs that there may have been a recent shoot, no ducks on the pool, and eighty odd ducks flying from the flash field before we reached the hedge we normally watch from. One that did return was a drake Shelduck, the first since the spring.
The Linnet flock has reached 120 birds, and there were also 47 Lesser Redpolls in residence. It will be interesting to see if their numbers continue to grow.
So not a bad year at all, even better if you include the Flecked General soldier fly (second for Warwickshire).