A mid morning walk along Hoecroft Lane and round Muggins Wood to the A120 and then back to Brick Kiln Hill and the Ford. In all a selection of the residents were observed, none making themselves photogenic. Shame as the light was good albeit in sub zero temperatures. Highlight of the walk were several goldcrests along Hoecroft Lane. I have seen them here before but their numbers have now increased to 5+. Sign of the climate at present that these tiny birds are gathering together to roost in bundles to keep themselves warm. Also seen were: 3 lesser black backed gulls, loafing on the fields, along with a solitary herring gull. Yellowhammers called and fieldfares moved overhead.
Photos depict ash keys against a cold blue sky and a tractor ploughing, east of Muggin's Wood, which I suspect will have attracted the gulls later on in the day.