A good thing about carrying binoculars is that even if you don’t spot anything other people stop and tell you what they have seen! So this afternoon two linnets were reported by the turning on the Long Pads Path by Lucy Brook crossing.Then on Thursday early morning a member was out early enough to hear the dawn chorus which turned into a dawn panic. The culprit was a tawny owl hunched up on a branch overhanging the footpath at Edenbreck. We saw a heron flying over Pony Wood to the canal then back again towards the estuary and puzzled over a warbler. We thought a chiff-chaff but without the give-away song were not sure that it wasn’t a willow warbler and didn’t get a photo.