I had a quick look over the lakes, but just the usual was seen, that being the immature MUTE SWAN, the COOT pair, a dozen or so MALLARDS and half a dozen MOORHENS. I walked the Scrubby Woods for the outside chance of finding a Woodcock, but no luck, it was in fact very quiet there, just a few GOLDCREST, a BULLFINCH pair, plus the GREEN and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS were of note, as I left I saw a pair of MISTLETHRUSH feeding on a shrub well stocked with berries that was in an adjacent large garden.
I walked home via the Small Holding, not finding too much too write about, but a SPARROWHAWK was seen, plus flyovers from GREY WAGTAIL and YELLOWHAMMER, as I approached home a skein of 8 CANADA GEESE flew over high, just the second record this month, where are all the geese I wonder?
Last two images in my 'blog folder' are of this fine DUNNOCK, taken on Christmas eve :-)
Dunnock, many have already started to sing here :-)