On holiday today and tomorrow. For no reason really, I'm just using up leftovers before the new hols start in April...
The day dawned very cold, -4, but clear and sunny. By mid day the sun was quite warm, but it was back to freezing by late afternoon. I timed Bunty's first walk well, because the first bird I saw this morning was a nice adult Peregrine, a male I think, with a heavy crop, flying low overhead towards the Village Wood.
No doubt he had been taking advantage of this lot, below. The coast field had a large flock of Fieldfares, Redwing and Starlings with a few Golden Plovers thrown in, numbering a couple of hundred birds.
Mid morning I did an atlas square not far away, at Stamford, near Rennington. Only 25 species were seen but that included the now obligatory Woodcock flushed from a stream closely to be followed by a single Snipe.