The Stour Valley list for 2019 stands at 104 species so far.
Still pretty much the same birds around Grove Ferry and Stodmarsh and with the strong winds and rain, usually encountered at weekends, it can be pretty hard work. A single ringtail Hen Harrier still showing occasionally, the Great-white Egret shows most days and 8-10 Marsh Harriers leave roost early morning. The Barn Owl not seen this weekend. Saturday we spent another morning in the Trenleypark Wood complex where we had great views of a single Marsh Tit. We Also added Lesser and Mealy Redpoll to the year list plus a single male Siskin within the flock and Chiddy had seen the 2 Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers before our arrival, he also added Red-legged Partridge above Collard's. Only other additions to the year list were Skylark (at last) at Grove and a flyover Lesser Black-backed Gull also at Grove.