The weather had returned to it's usual grey, overcast self today and likewise I wasn't particularly inspired either. But I still decided to face the gloom and spend some time mooching about on the common. This proved to be worthwhile as I managed to tick of a few more bird species on the year list with Chaffinch, Redwing and Herring Gull all added in the northern section of the common.
I then headed over to the wooded area at the south east end of the common. I added 2 more bird species here with Goldcrest and Treecreeper. Also of interest was seeing a small number of Jays mooching about amongst the leaf litter in the predominately oak woodland. That said none wanted to play ball and pose for a decent photo. It always amazes me how shy, for such a brightly coloured birds, Jays are.