An early morning walk around the fields between Moulsoe and Broughton Grounds today in the hope of finding a Whinchat or other autumn migrant.
This wasn't to be, but lots of other small birds around. Whitethroats were plentiful and seemed to be everywhere. Lots of Linnets, Goldfinches, Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and assorted Tits. Several Stock Doves , a couple of Buzzards, a Yellow Wagtail and a Green Woodpecker were good finds.
However todays 'best bird' was once again a mammal - 3 Roe Deer that wandered out of the hedge on the side of a Wheat field. It looked like 2 females and a youngster, as one of the adults kept licking the sides of the smaller individual. I enjoyed views of these animals for about a minute before they just slunk off into the corn.
Having arrived home I had just got out of the car, when I heard the un-mistakeable cronking call of a Raven. Looking up, sure enough there were two birds having a bit of a tussle with the local Buzzards. A Kestrel also joined in on the fun.