An early Chiffchaff is frequenting the outflow channel. It was seen on the 18th and 19th February, sometimes in the company of a small tit flock. A male Blackcap is also coming to the garden feeders. Water Rail have been seen near the top end feeder and also in the outflow channel. It seems to suggest that there is more than one bird.
A pair of Herring Gulls are also regulars and seem quite settled. They can often be heard calling. Tawny Owls are also being vocal with some birds calling during the day.
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