It was clear and frosty, without a breath of wind throughout my 4 hour visit, which produced a tally of 41 bird species, Pheasant, Treecreeper, Skylark and Herring Gull were not found though, when they could have been reasonably expected.
The lakes were frozen over, but a few MALLARDS and MOORHENS were still around the edges, shame the KINGFISHER, GREY HERON and 2 CORMORANTS that were present yesterday afternoon were unable to use the iced over water this morning.
The Small Holding Area, Wet Woods and Scrubby Woods between them, provided the regulars of COAL TIT, LONG TAILED TIT, BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT, GOLDCREST, NUTHATCH, SONGTHRUSH, BLACKBIRD, MISTLETHRUSH, WREN, ROBIN, DUNNOCK, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER, GREEN WOODPECKER, JAY, STOCK DOVE, GREENFINCH, GOLDFINCH, CHAFFINCH and BULLFINCH.
The Ashes Lane Fields Had a few FIELDFARE, REDWING and a couple of MEADOW PIPITS, but most of the latter have moved on now the frost is back.
The female KESTREL was at the Greenhouse Grounds, where I also picked up single SISKIN and PIED WAGTAIL, as well as a lone YELLOWHAMMER for the days list, while at Migrant Alley it was just the usual Corvids and WOODPIGEONS on the sheep pasture. A bit of a sky watch proved useful, as I added not only BUZZARD, but also a fantastic PEREGRINE FALCON (56) to the list, the latter being my first sighting here since September. There was not, however, any sign of any Geese for the months list, nor Lesser Redpoll, the latter species were daily sightings last December!