As you can imagine like a good little birder I hopped out of bed new years day and went out to start my year list.... yeah right it was flipping freezing! I pulled up the duvet and read!!! I did go and make a cup of tea and looked out of the window to see a Redwing sitting in the tree in the front garden!
After breakfast I went for a stroll. I came across a flock of tits and amongst them... a pair of Siskin!!! I was really pleased with that!
Dad I then went for a ride and stopped at Thaxted.
The Queen of Essex!
Even the new houses are painted!!
It tried to snow on the way back but amounted to nothing. I did see a Bullfinch and a Green Woody!
This morning I left dad's and eventually headed to the forest again. Still incredibly frosty but the lake had a few more holes!!
The ducks were skating!
This chap was absent earlier in the week.
Also a few teal and a shoveler with the Mallards, Gadwall, Canada Geese and Coots.