Only 37 species were recorded in the 3 and a half hours I was out, with very few highlights, one of those was seeing that the Lakes had finally thawed out, attracting a pair of MALLARDS and 3 MOORHENS. Of the more scarcer Woodland species, only GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, BULLFINCH and COAL TIT showed up, but the latter was at least singing :-)
KESTREL and SPARROWHAWK were up hunting around the Tree Nursery and Greenhouse Grounds, and over at Migrant Alley FIELDFARE, STARLING and REDWING had gathered on the sheep pasture along with a few BLACK HEADED GULLS, the only species noted flying over today were LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, HERRING GULL, SKYLARK, SISKIN and MEADOW PIPIT. What a change from yesterdays visit, no two days are the same at this time of year!
The Garden Feeders were also strangely subdued in the less cold weather, but I did at least get my only photograph of the day here, when a MOORHEN wandered in, this was a different one from last week, this was a younger bird, not yet in its full black plumage.