There was a moderate frost, with sunny skies for this mornings full patch walk, but cloud spilled over from 10:00hrs.
The pleasant patch visit produced 42 bird species, none new for the months list, but a few interesting birds were recorded. A CHIFFCHAFF was seen and heard calling around the main lake, also a GREY WAGTAIL was on the roof of one of the nearby out-buildings, nothing of note on the water though.
The Scrubby Woods and Wet Woods produced, of note, NUTHATCH, TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST, COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, BULLFINCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, and JAY, as well as SONGTHRUSH and MISTLETHRUSH which gave some welcome song.
The Ashes lane Fields had only 4 MEADOW PIPITS of note.
The line of half a dozen Alder Trees at the Greenhouse Grounds had 4 SISKINS feeding in them, along with 5 GOLDFINCHES, the female KESTREL was on one of the greenhouses, plus a flyover REED BUNTING was a good patch record.
Other flyovers of note were; FIELDFARE, CORMORANT, SKYLARK, BUZZARD, HERRING GULL and a swirling mass of at least 120 BLACK HEADED GULLS that were over Migrant Alley.