Tuesday 10th October

Pink campion, a hybrid between the red and white.

I've published this picture of the mallard to show him in his winter finery.

This is Kingfisher country.

Grey, damp, infact sodden day. Still, the marsh is a wonderful place to be whatever the weather.

Spent a few minutes watching a Roe Deer hind grazing on the bankside of the railway near to the Corus office. It never flinched when a train went past, but was spooked when a crow cried out making it leap for cover of the trees. A beautiful sight.

No sign of the Kingfisher today, even after we sat quietly in the damp grass for 20 minutes. Only the rain made us leave.