Not much to report at all today, five LAPWING were seen on the sheep pasture at Migrant Alley, always a sign that cold weather is north of our area.
As I was putting on my boots to go out this afternoon, the sky went dark, and a heavy sleety rain shower set in, I waited for it to pass, and it did some 40 mins later but by then dusk was setting in, and I decided not to go out, the lake would still be frozen over anyway.
I did watch the garden feeders for a while, which were very busy, up to 50 birds at a time were feeding, but is was not as busy as yesterday, the weather wasn't quite so cold today.
I was hoping for a Brambling or maybe an overwintering Blackcap to venture into the garden, either would be good for the December list, which is stalling now on 60 species, still a mile off of last Decembers 73 species, which looks a safe tally at the moment. However this december has seen two species I didn't get last December, a Mute Swan and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, so I won't be giving up the chase just yet.
I hope to get out tomorrow, but heavy snow is forecast overnight and into the morning - i'll take that with a pinch of salt though, after this afternoons so called snow was just sleet and rain!