|Little Hadham sunrise|
As we approached Bush Wood near Much Hadham a red kite appeared, heading south. This is the regular local bird, a 2nd year bird, identifiable by the cuts on the primary feathers.
|pre dawn red kite|
|note cuts on right wing primary feathers.|
|looking east over rape field|
|sky beginning to show colour.|
Great tits, blue tits and chiffchaffs abounded before a coffee at AVGC. From here, over the golf course where linnets and goldfinches were seen and heard and a lone skylark on the ground. New Lane gave views of more yellowhammers and the first whitethroat of the year. A pair of canada geese flew over as dunnocks, wrens and other song birds competed with each other. Rooks and carrion crows were on the golf course, but no sign of the local barn owl.
|As yet: unidentified fungus|
|pair of yellowhammers|
|flyover canada geese|
canada goose, mallard, red kite, red legged partridge (heard), pheasant, moorhen (heard), lapwing (heard), wood pigeon, collared dove, green woodpecker, great spotted woodpecker, skylark, wren, dunnock, robin, song thrush, blackbird, blackcap, whitethroat, great tit, blue tit, long tailed tit, magpie, jackdaw, carrion crow, house sparrow, chaffinch, linnet, goldfinch, greenfinch, yellowhammer. 31 species