I had a walk around parts of the estate with some other members of the Friends of St.Ives committee looking for some historical features. While we were searching I had one eye open for the wildlife, as you do.
Coppice Pond area;
The Mute Swan is still present. There were many Black-headed Gulls waiting for folk to come along and feed the Mallards and Canada Geese. In the nearby woods a party of Long-tailed Tits were very vocal as was a Fieldfare. Jays were seen foraging in the horse fields.
Friends Wood area;
A Little Owl sat on the dry stone wall was a welcome sight, as it's been a few months since I last saw one in the area.
Racecourse Plantation; Siskins were present.