I did take the chance to catch up on the action at my garden feeders though, where a good mix of species came in to feed, 20 in all were recorded. The most numerous species being the BLUE TITS, which at any one time 15-20 could be viewed, GREAT TITS, COAL TITS and LONG TAILED TITS mixed with them from time to time. Finches were not as numerous as they normally are at this time of year, with peak counts of just 6 CHAFFINCH, 7 GOLDFINCH and 2 GREENFINCH.
Only two Long Tailed Tits came in today
Disappointingly, only one HOUSE SPARROW was seen, but the regular skulkers were in the borders, with WREN, ROBIN, DUNNOCK and a SONGTHRUSH picking up the fallen bits of suet. There was a peak of five BLACKBIRDS, 4 STARLINGS and 4 COLLARED DOVES, with 2 NUTHATCHES, 2 GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKERS, 2 JACKDAWS, 5 WOODPIGEONS and a MAGPIE all being seen as well.
Notable flyovers included 5 CANADA GEESE, a MUTE SWAN, a SPARROWHAWK and a few small parties of both REDWING and FIELDFARE.
Hopefully my symptoms will relent somewhat tomorrow and I will feel like getting out!