Friday 9 December 2011
The large Privet bush at Ewelme had 5 Blackbirds, a Robin and 2 Blackcaps gorging on the berries - can't see them lasting very much longer. Still the Ivy berries are prolific and will be more attractive with a few hard frosts to soften them. There must be at least three Blackcaps around as the two today were both female and the two a few days ago were one of each. Still no sign of Water Rails - not seen one since last Sunday. Hope they are just being their normal secretive selves and haven't moved on or come to grief.