The weather forecast said it would be dry and dull so not impressed that I ended up damp mid-morning at the pond as a low cloud came and dumped a few pints on me.
Bob and I could not find the male Smew though the female Scaup was still asleep off the outlet, Brambling still present but wary of the local Sparrowhawk that’s taking a daily interest in the flock so only 16 seen but the whole flock of Linnets and Chaffinches were not on show. There were 18 Greylag with the Canada Geese flock on Southam ridge.
The birding is very poor at the moment so the only other birds of interest were 50 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 8 Goosander, 8 Bullfinch, female Lesser Redpoll, 3 Goldcrest and 10 Long-tailed Tits and chatting to Bob we commented that both Wren and Green Woodpecker numbers have suffered in the cold spell with very few seen since the new year.
Dotted Border found caught in cob web in my garden this morning and single Winter Moth in trap.