At least 3500 Starlings came into the reed bed to roost. They came without any great display and again moved about only a few metres above the reeds. However from whwere we stood between the two halves of the reed bed we could see a huge Starling display going on with clouds of birds like smoke in the distance. The roost seems to be to the east of Charlton and we estimated that it was two or three miles away from where we were. Anyone in that area who has seen it might like to get in touch.
As compensation we saw a female Muntjac suckling two fawns, something none of us had seen before.