As usual I headed north along the '97' hedge and it was soon very obvious that there were less Reed Buntings around as I only had 5 along here when I would normally expect at least double that. On my whole walk I counted 14 Reed Bunts but they were scattered across quite a large area.
Across the other side of the 'big field' I had three Roe Deer. I bumped into Phil later who was ringing in the plantation and he said there was actually five. As I approached the wild bird seed plot a Barn Owl flew west and I could later see it over the plantation. In the wild bird seed plot were 89 Skylarks but little else.
Three pairs of Grey Partridge were recorded this afternoon; two pairs by me on my walk round and Phil had a pair in the plantation. There were 4 Buzzards thermalling over various bits of woodland this afternoon and the only other raptor I had was a male Kestrel.
In the stubbles 12 Stock Doves fed and I flushed 3 Brown Hares as I walked across. I stopped at the plantation for a natter with Phil, where a pair of Yellowhammers dropped in, and then it was time to head off the Moss.