A morning walk along the ridge footpath and then round to Acremore Street and down Hoecroft Lane. A morning of quantity rather than quality with 171 gulls, mostly lesser black backed, with some herring and black headed along with a feeding party of 150+ starlings at the polo fields. The large majority of the starlings were first year birds.
Also of note: 3 bullfinches, good numbers of skylark overhead, several yellowhammers and linnets and over 500 jackdaws in the sheep field south of The Ford.
Pheasants have recently been let out of their pens ready for the first shoot of the season on 6th Nov. The attached photo shows a female roosting in a tree along Hoecroft Lane. The rest are an attempt to capture the wonderful colours that can be found around Little Hadham at present.