The dull cloudy weather was back today, but at least the biting cold wind had dropped quite a bit.
It seems the birds have vanished with the sunshine, when I went out this afternoon it was really disappointing. A few species were seen in the Small Holding, mainly finch's and Tits, as well as a few REDWING and FIELDFARE, a bit of a surprise was seeing two pairs of MALLARD there. The Wet Woods, and the lake area were very quiet indeed.
A dozen Mallard were on the lake with 2 MOORHENS. A COAL TIT, a BULLFINCH and a GOLDCREST called from the surrounding scrub, a few HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULLS went over, but it was just one of those days today. I did see the first NUTHATCH of the month to come to my garden feeders last thing this afternoon, the 20 species to do so this month.
Above. A bit of a surprise.....Mallards at the Small Holding