On the lakes today there were 6 CANADA GEESE, 4 MOORHEN, 6 MALLARD, a GREY HERON and a CORMORANT, as well as the pair of MANDARIN DUCKS that were seen yesterday. Whilst there, 7 FIELDFARE flew over, and 2 LESSER REDPOLL were seen in a Silver Birch. The only other winter species seen today were REDWINGS 1 was in the Small Holding, while another 4 were seen in the Wet Woods. Raptors today were represented by just the one SPARROWHAWK.
Not a great deal of change going on then so far, I didn't find Treecreeper, Nuthatch or Coal Tit today, but BULLFINCH, YELLOWHAMMER and LINNET did show up to make up for them, nest building was seen to be underway by MISTLE THRUSH, CARRION CROW, LONG TAILED TIT and DUNNOCK, and I suspect the Canada Geese and Coots on the lakes are making the first tentative attempts at doing the same :-)
Not a day for the Camera today, but I did snap this male CHAFFINCH that was singing just outside my study window. :-)