The patch must feel pretty neglected at the moment, I managed a quick sleety visit Saturday lunchtime after Steve confirmed the Waxwings were still around in the morning. I was in luck after seeing a BUZZARD being mobbed by one of the local crows, I made my way towards the new hide and heard a faint jingling call. I scanned the hedges and the sky and then saw the hunched bumps in the ash tree, 9 WAXWINGS! (55) facing into the wind. With more commitments in the afternoon I reluctantly trudged back to the car.
A busy day Sunday ended with a visit around 4.15pm in half light. I was hoping to add maybe some Mandarin coming in to roost or a calling Tawny Owl but this time I was out of luck and saw and heard just a handful of species. A few REDWING flew in to roost and a LITTLE OWL called from Park Field otherwise it was pretty quiet, hopefully I'll get in a longer visit this weekend but it's not certain at the moment.