Saturday i took yhe fairly short walk from Seaton Sluice to Holywell Pond via the dene then the old railway track rather quite through the early part of the dene before you cross the small bridge and head up the hill and through the wood edge onto the old rail or wagonway track , not sure what it was it's clearly man made banked on both sides . Seemed to be lots of magpies around just now groups of 6 or more and groups of 20 -30 I wonder if they move during the winter or could some of these be from the continent . A single Pinkfoot in the flooded potato field but a couple of skiens over one I counted c140, the pond held the usual wildfowl a SEO was a nice one for the year as it quartered the east edge , 60+ Greylag in the east field and 4 Grey Partridge, just a pleasant afternoon out , I would recommend this walk there are numerous permutations through the dene itself an onto St Marys or follow the wagonway and eventually come out at the farm and head down to the Cem via the edge of the golf course
The female of the species..........Wheatear.
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