As feared, the weather took a turn for the worse today, rain and strong winds right up till dusk put pay to any meaningful birding. I did however brave the elements this afternoon after work, just to check the lakes out, I needn't have bothered though, just 3 pairs of MALLARD and 6 MOORHENS were on the water.
It was already dusk-like at 14:45hrs, so I reluctantly gave up and headed home, at least I could spend some time stripping down the garden feeders and dis-infecting them. Walking home through the Small Holding I bumped into a flock of LONG TAILED TITS, with a pair of GOLDCRESTS with them, at least I saw something of interest :-)
Whilst at the kitchen sink scrubbing the feeders, I saw a ''blob'' in the tree at the end of the garden, it turned out to be the SPARROWHAWK, as ever it sat and waited for something to turn up for supper, giving me the chance for some sort of photo. It was practically dark when I took these photo's, its amazing how bright the camera makes it look, although I have tried to clean the images up a bit.