I have had a couple of visits in the past few weekends but its been not a lot of reward for quite a bit of effort. Continually checking the posts and fence lines have not yet produced any Whinchat or Wheatear but its still quite early yet and I remain hopeful still that I might be able to see one on the site. Birds of note in the past few sessions have been 6 Bullfinch which included a nice juvenile bird, the first I think I have ever seen, c10 Chiffchaff, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Great spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Treecreeper, 11 Swallow, 1 Kingfisher, 4 House Martin, 1 Golden Plover, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Little Egret, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Marsh Harrier, 7 Long tailed Tit and a few Greylag Geese heard early morning as they left their roost in the Stour Valley. Just south of Nethergong at Grove Ferry, there has been a Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill and a few Cattle Egrets in the past few weeks. You never know, I might just get lucky with something like this passing over and its these bonus birds I really need now to boost the year list. Still all to play for and hopefully a good autumn bird will visit or pass through, preferably when I am on site!