The bird hide at Flitcham Abbey Farm is not a particularly well known location, but it can be worth a peaceful hour or two. Unfortunately, this afternoon was rather quiet - and set the theme for the rest of the week. Usually, the fallen oak in front of the hide, accomodates Little Owls, but today they could be heard but not seen in the woodland at the back of the hide. The water that normally fronts the hide had virtually dried up so the usual Kingfishers were off the hoped for list! Of interest were the Egyptian Geese, at least five Red Legged Partridges and four Jays. Having given up hope of seeing anything else, c15 Grey Partridges came through the wooded field boundary - the most I have seen in one place for many years.