However, on my way back from Abbotsbury I popped in to the reservoir and spent a bit of time around the Fishing Lodge and dam as this area had been quite productive at a similar time of day a week ago. This turned out to be the case again today as there were loads of birds around, mainly wagtails and finches. At least eight Linnets were in with around thirty or so Goldfinches and a single Meadow Pipit was loosely associating with the Pied Wagtails and White Wagtails (of which there were at least nine individuals). However, the highlight was a non-breeding Yellow Wagtail which showed really well in the horse paddock (which unfortunately is not really that viewable from public rights of way).
This was the first Yellow Wagtail I'd seen on the patch for a little while, my only record last year was of a bird calling as it flew over, so it was nice to get good views of one on the deck and it rounded off a good day.
Sutton Bingham year list for 2015 now at 102 species. This equals my 2013 patch year list.