Nippy today, -1.5 on way to Boulmer with Bunts. We walked around Seaton Point.
Loads of Thrushes here today, 300+ Fieldfares next to the Seaton Point lay bye, with a few Redwings and Blackbirds more scattered along the hedges and verges. The hedge I mentioned the other day has been totally stripped of berries in only a few days. Still some Golden Plovers in the fields too, 50 maybe, with 8 Grey Partridges.
The turnip field next to Bowmere has a large finch flock but they head for the horizon if you so much as slow the car down on the way past. I managed to get about 18 Tree Sparrows, 50 Linnets and 10 Greenfinches, but there were many more than that. A Dark bellied Brent was on the Haven beach from the lifeboat hut.
Out to sea plenty of gulls heading south. Closer perusal might have turned something up but I didn't have the time. A scattering of mergansers were the only things of note.
Pond still there and quite a good size but frozen solid.
Looking forward to an altogether more enjoyable soiree tonight than yesterdays debacle...