description of Wildcat (still requiring confirmation)
A little disappointed at the initial lack of species I made for the farmland where I was very pleased to find a field filled with no less than 100+ Tree Sparrows (an impressive sight for any British birder!). Also of note were dozens of Yellowhammers, Bullfinches, 1 Red Kite and a Black Redstart in the village.
Back at my grandma's house, I was gripped off to hear the story of migrating flocks of Cranes that she had seen flying over the house only a couple weeks ago, so I decided to have another stab at some local birding to raise my spirits.
I headed for her garden that had produced some nice goodies in the past including a migrant Redstart. I was very happy to hear the "tiu tiu tiu" notes of a WILLOW TIT only a little further up the hill! I got brief scope views of the bird as it hoped around the tree but soon decided to head for the woodland were I lost sight of it. None the less it still persisted to sing, a pleasing start to the trip. The woodland also held a female Brambling, Nuthatches and a Great Spotted Woodpecker.