This has been a pretty low key autumn for birds, with early departures of local birds and migrants coming through at a trickle; but there's always something of interest!
Bird recording in this period was limited to 14 days in March and 40 days in May and June - so what did we observe in this period?
A visit to a nestbox to ring some Barn Owl chicks, accompanied by RSPB staff and volunteers - a treat for all to meet such special birds close up.
RMRG has lost its Chairman and stalwart member, Toby Spall, at the too young age of 66. This is a review of his Rye Meads career and contribution.
Highlights included record annual totals for Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Reed Warbler; and equal record for Tawny Owl.
The weather was wild, wet and windy, but the birding was generally quiet; nevertheless there were a few highlights.
Our third ever Merlin, a Whooper Swan, a Siberian Chiffchaff and a very late Swallow all brightened a dull period.
Highlights included a record count for Greylags, visits from Marsh Harrier and Raven, and the best showing of Yellow Wagtails for 30 years.
Bumper numbers of small birds, a long-staying Marsh Harrier, and our first Little Owl for five years.
After a challenging year for birds, our ringing totals were the lowest for six years, but we did ring our 141st new species.