A few Long-tailed Tit and Coal Tit wandered the trees along the western side but in poor light, I hardly bothered. Instead I turned my attention to a couple of fine Lichens hanging in a small copse just off the footpath. I kinow not what they are and offer the pictures purely for aesthetic value, i.e I'll buy some tine to check.
My co-conspirators meanwhile were embarking on their NVQ in Pond Dipping Level 1. The first modules entitled 'Becoming Accustomed to Water' and 'Stick Poking as a Means of Amphibian Location' which seemed to go well.