Then I came upon the latest of the increasingly infuriating and stupid interventions of the City Corporation, who for some reason best known to themselves and decided to trash more habitat, this time just to the north of the main part of the Alex scrub. Yesterday I got a Goldcrest working the brambles, today the brambles and birds had gone. No doubt there will be more stupid vandalism as the autumn progresses.
The pochard brought up my 151st species for the flats and park and set off an avalanche of congratulations from my peers.
Yup, still waiting!