I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when a red admiral flew across Greylake car park. Lots of greenfinch and a few redwings were also seen in that area of the reserve.
A pair of bearded tits were also seen taking grit from the new walkway leading to the hides.
There was another sunning itself by the hide!!!
Also a low flying buzzard was knocked out of the air by a female Peregrine. She then dive bombed the grounded Buzzard at least 5 times before flying off. The buzzard did eventually fly off - probably a little shocked! An amazing sight and close enough to view without binoculars!
Also a Water Rail outside the hide. About 10 feet away. Did manage some pics of that.
I think Greylake is the place to go at the moment!
Had a Red Admiral close to Moreton Hide at Chew Valley today... and like you I was quite surprised by its lateness in the year :)
Bearded tits feeding on the basalt path again this morning: A picture here.
Also Red Admiral at Ham Wall Saturday lunch time