A morning wander up Chapel Lane, though Alder Wood and returning via Ash Valley Golf Course. In all, 27 species were recorded, with the highlights being 2 male bullfinches in Alder Wood, a sparrow hawk over the golf course and 3 kestrels witnessed at the top of Chapel Lane, coming from Queer Wood. Linnets were seen over fields near the Ford and redwing and fieldfare appeared to be ubiquitous. The resident garden goldcrest was observed in the conifer, both calling and feeding amongst the needles.
Photographs attached here depict the River Ash, actually flowing south of the Ford. A testament to the amount of rain of late. Also, a house sparrow in a wild cherry tree and a dunnock posing on a stump.