This mornings start was 8.30am, as we introduced ourselves 3 CANADA GEESE flew over, it was colder than yesterday with that fresh easterly breeze but still 21 of us set off. Obviously there were lots of birds the same as yesterday but the first different one was a year tick for me on the patch 6 GOLDEN PLOVER (68) flew NE. We had a good views of GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, before half the group also caught a glimpse of the wintering WATER RAIL. Further round the lake MARSH TIT, GOLDCREST and a couple of confiding TREECREEPER were seen. GREAT BLACK BACKED GULL (69) was the next addition to the year list, the rest of the woodland walk was relatively quiet and a coffee break beckoned for a warm and some sustenance. After coffee, with a just a handful of brave souls, we headed out into the fields, here we added ROOK, KESTREL, GREY HERON, 10 REED BUNTING plus YELLOWHAMMER and COMMON GULL, also round the fields 3 distant BUZZARDS were seen and a flock of 14 SKYLARKS.
Once again, thank you to all those who turned up in the less than inviting conditions, 46 species were seen or heard today.