Elmley, early February 2023
No owls or Penduline tits appeared during my trip to Elmley. The drive to the carpark offered plentiful views of Lapwing, together with the usual Starlings, Crows and occasional Marsh Harrier. Plus, a fleeting view of what could have been a Redshank flying off.
However, there was a distant Merlin on show and a small group (covey) of Grey Partridge right by the road but sheltering under a bush. The Little grebes were very noisy and there was the occasional physical altercation between them.