The freezing weather is still just about hanging on, although it only felt cold today and not very cold :-).
With the lake under inches of ice, as it has been since late November, it is becoming frustrating not to include any wildfowl on the months list. Ok I'm only likely to get Mallard, but the occasional visitor does show up at times :-)
So it was a walk over to Migrant Alley and the Tree Nursery today, where not very much was seen at all, the continued presence of SNIPE is always good to see on my patch, two were in the Tree Nursery, but not much else here apart from the dozen Pheasants. Migrant Alley had just about the same as yesterday out on the Sheep pasture, the best species being the two LAPWING. As I scanned around the sky, I again caught sight of a COMMON BUZZARD just about where I saw it yesterday evening, maybe it is using the Wet Woods as a roost ? That's where it seemed to go into.
Apart from that it was the usual BLACKBIRDS, WRENS, DUNNOCKS, ROBINS, PIED WAGTAIL, and some of the other common resident stuff that I could have better views of in my garden ( and it would be warmer!)
Less cold temperatures are forecast for the next few days, so maybe the lake will de-frost a little, lets hope so.
I took some 'Tit' photo's from the garden feeders before leaving for my afternoon walk, anticipating that I was unlikely to find anything to photograph out on patch.
Above BLUE TIT and below GREAT TIT