Just a couple of hours were spent out on patch, overnight rain had replenished the large puddles and re soaked the already sodden fields, where I didn't find the hoped for snipe, unfortunately !
No new species were added to the year/month list, in fact I didn't record much of interest at all, the best of what visited were, a GREY WAGTAIL that flew over the Ashes Lane Fields, a pair of CORMORANT fishing at the lakes and a mixed flock of LESSER REDPOLL / SISKIN at the Greenhouse Grounds.
Song from MISTLETHRUSH, SONGTHRUSH, DUNNOCK, ROBIN, WREN, GOLDCREST and TREECREEPER made the walk more pleasurable, all very springlike, the only sign that it is in fact still winter was the sighting of 18 FIELDFARE that flew over the Wet Woods, they were fleeing a large female SPARROWHAWK!
Despite the weather being poor for decent long patch walks, the current year/month list is exactly where it was on this date last year - 56 species :-)
No chance of any photo's today, so here's a few images from my garden feeding station from yesterday.
Hopefully they will stay around into early march, when I want to get some images of the males in their breeding plumage :-)