Back to New Hythe after that, I know, I can't keep away at the moment , this weather just makes me want to get out, although it's no joke for the wildlife and birds like this song thrush which was busy foraging in the area around the divers' bridge.
Chiffchaff seen in the corner of Abbey Mead lake, very close to where the treecreeper was seen.
Kingfisher flying down the millstream looking bluer than ever in the sun
Greylag on Tesco lake, enough said.
Lastly and best for me was a water rail also on the upper reaches of the millstream.
I'm also 95% sure I saw a goldcrest on the path between the river and Abbey Mead but it was a fleeting glimpse so I can't be sure, therefore I won't be adding it to my list, if confirmed this would have been my best bird today given the huge decline at New Hythe and probably everywhere else compared to last year.