We walked through Broadmere Common, or rather battled our way through the mud where we saw a Nuthatch on the ground and heard a Goldfinch (thanks to Merlin), then we walked through the fields beside that farmhouse whose name I can never remember and along the river where we saw a Kestrel on the pylon wires,  a Lapwing (possibly nesting) on the ground next to the Downslink path by the ponds, a Grey Heron and two Skylarks. Up on the Downslink path we saw one Cormorant in the roost and a Great White Egret flying off! Think the Nuthatch was our best sighting on this occasion as it was so close! We live on the High Street and despite our best efforts with bird feeders, just don’t get a great variety visiting us! At least we can set out along the many outstanding walks on our doorstep with binoculars in hand!

Tessa and Mark Spriggs, 2nd April 2024