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13th April 2021 – Stoke Park Estate, Bristol

After a period of dry weather it is now possible to visit Stoke Park without having to wear Wellington boots. This morning, in the sun, we spent a very pleasant hour chatting to people , seeing a few birds and hearing so many more.

The highlight was the sun on our backs without a bitterly chill wind. Nothing very special in the way of birds but reed buntings, lots of ducklings, moorhen chicks, dunnocks, chiffchaff, willow warblers, wrens, green finches, gold finches, robins, cormorants, buzzards, long-tailed tits, mute swans and blackcaps were enough to keep us entertained.

Very pleasant indeed.