As I walked home from work this afternoon, I saw around a hundred FIELDFARE/REDWINGS all feeding on the college sports pitch, and the nearby sheep pasture at Migrant Alley. This however was to be the highlight of the afternoon!
As soon as I left the house at 2pm, a fine drizzle commenced, this got heavier, and a low mist decended, until finally the proper rain set in, an hour later I was back home, I decided cleaning my feeders would be a better use of the afternoon, as I was seeing virtually nothing out on my patch.
I did manage to add GOLDCREST (42) to the months list whilst out, and a pair od GREEN WOODPECKERS provided me with some entertainment as they fed on a large garden lawn next to the Small Holding. The only other things that attracted my attention through the gloom were a few SISKIN and a group of 5 BULLFINCH, both seen at the lakeside scrub. The lake had just six MALLARD on it, but I can't see anything joining them anytime soon, as a gas cannon has been set up in a nearby field, it scares everything (including me!) but doesn't seem to bother the WOODPIGEONS which it is meant to deterr!