The iced over lakes were devoid of anything but the MALLARDS, which stood out on the ice, making it creak and groan, at one point it sounded like the call of a Nuthatch! The surrounding Scrubby Woods were mostly inactive, just the odd call from GREAT, and COAL TIT. I didn't stay long and went for a look over the Pub Field from the Tree Nursery, the latter had 3 MEADOW PIPITS, back from wherever they had disappeared to over the weekend, also another Green Woodpecker fed between the rows of shrubs. The Pub Field had a nice flock of LAPWING on it, 25 in all, but no Golden Plover with them today, 14 BLACK HEADED GULLS patrolled restlessly up and down over the feeding Lapwings.
I ended up walking the Greenhouse Grounds and having a sit on my seat at Migrant Alley, the KESTREL was up hunting, and a YELLOWHAMMER flew over, but apart from the sounds of WRENS, ROBINS, BLACKBIRDS and the ever present Tits, it was in all an average sort of visit :-)
Nothing showed for the camera this afternoon, what a waste of good light!! So i'll put up the finch photo's I took in my garden yesterday. Talking of my garden, I still await the first House Sparrowof the year to visit!!