With the wind most definitely turned it wasn't quite as cold as recent mornings, there were 3 Bullfinches in the car park and it again was nice and lively with good numbers of Chaffinches and House Sparrows and a couple of singing Dunnocks and Robins. A single Fieldfare flew over with several Starlings and a small group of 4 Siskins soon followed. Linnets normally like the veg garden and this morning a couple were investigating it, as I approached the lake a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker called 3 times but I was unable to see it. A few gulls drifted over as well this morning of four different species, the most for a while. The Marsh Tits were back this morning associating with a couple of Goldcrests, Blue Tits and Long Tailed Tits. In the fields there were 6 Skylarks, I could hear at least 2 Yellowhammers singing and a couple of Grey Herons flew over, later Stephen had a lone Lapwing over after he looked for what I was pretty sure was a Black Redstart, I had seen briefly this morning, unfortunately it didn't re-appear and my distant flight views weren't totally conclusive.
|This Goldcrest stayed still just long enough!|