Awoke to a scattering of light snow and spent an hour birding the garden. A jay was an unusual visitor as I watched great, coal and blue tits at the feeder. Carrion crows, jackdaws and rooks moved overhead as a blackbird enjoyed the windfall apples. Several starlings, along with a greenfinch also fed on the peanuts and a brightly plumaged male chaffinch scavenged in the flowerbeds for pieces of nut that had been spilt.
Fieldfares and redwings headed south, whilst collared doves, numbering up to 8 roosted in local trees.
Photos here show the highlight of the time, a goldcrest feeding rapidly in a conifer. Unfortunately, the light was poor so not a great shot, but a pleasing record all the same. Other photos depict the jay, again in very grey conditions.