I first noticed it near my pond on the 16th and it has returned several times a day, to feed on mealworms since.
Unfortunately it had injured one of its legs and was using the good one to hop about .
Since then however, it has made a somewhat good recovery and is now able to use the injured leg.
It's not quite there yet, but I'm hoping that in time it will be.
The number of Snipe at Moor Green Lakes, Berkshire, has steadily increased throughout October and the low water levels at East Fen has gone some way in attracting them.
On the 4th, Green and Common Sandpiper, Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Hobby were seen at Moor Green, whilst on the 11th, two female Scaup dropped into the reserve to refuel and then continue their journey. A juvenile female Ruff was at East Fen on the same day and like the Scaup refuelled and moved on. A flock of twenty five Linnets were busy on the seed heads at the infill site.
The weather for the month has been fairly dry, with a couple of days where the temperature has risen to 18/19c, but just to remind us that it is autumn, we had our first frost a couple of nights ago.