A soggy day, 13Âº, frequent rain showers, light SW, breezy in showers.
The hill was relatively quiet again only 5 Red Kite and a few Fieldfare and Redwingaround on the first pass. The meadows to the north were a bit livelier with around 100 Fieldfare and Redwing, 8 Blackbird and 2 Song Thrush. In addition a Chiffchaff with a small Tit flock but just as I was trying to get a photo the rain hit so had to take shelter under a tree and subsequently lost track of the flock.
As the rain had eased I went back to the hill and found the Stonechat still present along the fence line and a Buzzard flew overhead.
The pig fields in the distant had its usual compliment of Gulls and only around 50 Lapwingpresent.
Between 3-400 Starlingseen at dusk from the Orchard centre car park wheeling over Old Didcot presumably to a nearby roost, an impressive sight and interrupted by a Sparrowhawk that flew through the flock 3 times but made no contact.
A Treecreeper and a â Great-spotted Woodpecker regular in the garden recently and up to 6 Mallardvisiting early morning.
Jelly Ear Fungus on Elder