This morning at daybreak a Swallow made a purposeful dash across the garden to quickly disappear to the south. This made Swallows present for the last eight months in a year when we think that despite the weather, Swallows locally had a good and extended breeding season.
Back in October a flock of 200+ Fieldfares took a low pass across the garden with the aid of a strong Northern wind on the 27th. Unusually, on the 10th, a flock of Greylag Geese flew North over the house instead of roosting on Romney Marsh. Single Yellowhammers have started to return to the garden for seed and Wood pigeons are feeding young, with no regard for any formal breeding season.