Pick of the bunch were, two seperate flocks of SISKIN, one at the stream adjacent to the college grounds, another over in one of the large gardens by the lake area, both flocks were feeding in Alder trees, and invloved around 20 birds in each flock. The MARSH TIT was seen feeding with a mixed flock, and a lone LESSER REDPOLL flew over the wet woods, where two TREECREEPERS were seen. The only raptor seen today was a KESTREL, hunting over the greenhouses.
A few more winter thrushes were seen flying over, three seperate groups of REDWING, the largest being of 15 birds, and FIELDFARE went over in varying size groups, from 1 to 27. Other noteworthy sightings were 4 BULLFINCH, feeding on Sycamore keys, and a group of 5 YELLOWHAMMER in one of the newer hedges at Migrant Alley.
In all a much better patch visit!
Below is a PIED WAGTAIL that was seen on the Greenhouses
The sun tried to come out for an hour around midday, so I took some photo's of the garden birds at my feeders.
Below is the best view I had of the GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
...................and below a DUNNOCK
.........................next a GREAT TIT