Starting at 8:00am and bringing Theo with me I walked through the KL Wood. Most of the usual woodland birds are now feeding in large mixed flocks including a large group of Nuthatches, Blue/Great/Coal and Long-tailed Tit at the bottom of the woods. Singing Wrens were also noted as was 1 Jay and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. 30+ House Martins were also at the bottom of the woods and were soon spooked by 2 flyover Buzzards.
My second outing of the day was behind the playing fields at the KL School at 10:30am were several more species were present including a ♀ Kestrel, 2 Swallows, 2♂ Yellowhammers, 1 Linnet, 1 juv.♀ Green Woodpecker, c.10 Pied Wagtails, 30 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. I then headed down into the village were a strong wave of rain came over, luckily there was some cover at the canal which was brightened up by a first for my Kings Langley list, a Kingfisher. Unfortunately, the views over the fishing lakes was very restricted so could only count 4 Tufted Ducks, c.10 Coot and 2 Mute Swans. On returning through the KL Woods I came across 1 Treecreeper, 1 Nuthatch and surprisingly a Chiffchaff still giving small bursts of song.