Monday 8th October 2018 - 10:10 to 11:40The weather was grey and cooler than of late. But still pleasant for October.We saw a number of birds that have not been recorded for some time; including: Jay; Goldcrest and Great Spotted Woodpecker. There were at least 2 Jays collecting acorns and rummaging around in the leaf litter.A few gulls have returned. Several Herring Gulls flew over and some Black-headedGulls landed on the lake. Song Thrushes and Blackbirds were feeding on holly berries. We hoped for a Redwing but no luck yet.Undergrowth has been cleared from the islands and around the edges of the lake.A full list of the birds seen is given in the Bird Table.