For some reason I thought I would still be warm enough in shorts this morning, wrong! I decided to find somewhere with a little shelter from the wind and wait to see what turned up, so with a hedge going one way and some mature trees in the bridleway going the other I was set, ready for anything passing through the valley or using the hedges etc. Unfortunately the birds were more sensible and kept their heads down for the half hour I was there! One CUCKOO sang, as did a CHIFFCHAFF from the hedge I was standing by, 2 SWALLOWS flew low north and there were sporadic bursts of song from 2 WHITETHROATS further along the hedge and a LINNET flew over and that was the action for the first half hour. Moving on in the hope of, a) warming up and b) finding some birds, I did add a few species but generally it was slightly harder work today, a MISTLE THRUSH flew up from a sheep field and another Whitethroat sang not far from the lake, a GREEN WOODPECKER was on the bank by the lake but much to quick to get a photo as it disappeared into the wood the GARDEN WARBLER sang well again and a couple of LONG TAILED TITS shared a hedge with a GREAT TIT as I made my way back to the car.