Occasionally in Autumn and Winter Black Redstarts hang around Salisbury Cathedral, so I popped down today to see if any had turned up yet.  Managed to find just the one after about an hour of looking.  Very high up and difficult to spot, but nice to find one for myself.

A few snaps of some of the fungi found in the woods this morning.

For the last few years I've visited Lyme Regis in Spring - always Dippers to be seen, but quite timid and usually hanging about in the heavily shaded areas.  But this year, I went in October, and there were two Dippers very active on the river, right down to the mill in the town.  Much easier to see at this time of year it seems.  Also, an Eider duck that makes it home in the harbour at Lyme Regis in winter.

Managed to find a couple of Ring Ouzels at Leaden Hall in the New Forest this morning.  Same bushes as a few years ago.  Very difficult to see today as they seemed to mostly stay deep in the bushes out of the wind.

Despite the lack of posts so far this month, I have been out and about looking for birds - just not having much success.  I've wasted far too much time looking for more Wrynecks, trying to find Nightjars and watching bushes where Bluethroats are supposed to be.  Finally caught up with a Bluethroat this afternoon at Titchfield Haven.  A bit distant, but coming out in the open on occasion.

Also, we've had a couple of Marsh Tits come to our garden feeders quite regularly this month.  First time I'm aware of having them in the garden.