This morning's yard provided a great autumnal backdrop for the female Pheasant. The ground is teeming with male Blackbirds that also come to feed. They were joined today by a lone Song Thrush (Turdus philatelist) that I’d not seen before. Another red list bird, deemed to be in decline due to the contraction of UK breeding range. A real beauty; feeds on the crab apples. The young Great spotted woodpecker is appearing more regularly, and as many as three pairs of Collared doves. Chaffinches aside however, it’s the Carrion crows that predominate - the surrounding trees boast large numbers.