I took a walk over to the Lakes again, via the Small Holding and Wet Woods, however very little of note was seen, in fact very little was seen at all! A couple of GREEN WOODPECKERS and a single REDWING fed in the Small holding, while in the Wet Woods the wind in the tree tops was so noisy I couldn't hear a thing :-( the pools were scanned for a Teal but none were seen today.
Over at the lakes it was also quiet, but it is here that I am most likely to add a new species to the months list, so its always worth a quick visit, today though there were just 3 pairs of MALLARD and a few MOORHENS, once again with the noise of the wind in the trees, nothing was heard in the adjacent Scrubby Woods.
I spent a little time over at the Tree Nursery, where there were a few more Redwing, a couple of MEADOW PIPIT and a few SONGTHRUSH. As usual the KESTREL hunted over the area, but even the sky was devoid of birds today :-( All a bit frustrating really, as I need just one more new species for the month to set a January record, a flyover Grey Wagtail or maybe a Mandarin on the lakes would do it! :-)
I was back home by 15:30hrs, after spending just 90 mins out, but there was still light enough for a few Garden photo's, the evenings are slowly getting that bit lighter now :-)
I was hoping for some finch photo's, but they are few are far between at the moment, so I had to make do with the Tits again, plus the Nuthatch and Green Woodpecker! Here's a few of the images I took, i'll post the rest tomorrow :-)