A superbly clear and cold morning, -4C as I left the house at 8.15am. Again, no real highlights but great to be out and about after a week of darkness and dampness.
Several black headed gulls were working their way north up the Ash valley as I headed towards Millennium Wood, Hoecroft Lane and back home. A highlight was watching and trying to photograph a goldcrest in Hoecroft Lane. Infuriatingly, the bird didn't make it clear of the branches, causing too much "noise" for the camera's focussing system. However, a fortuitous shot is shown here, although impossible to spot to species.
A reed bunting, female, was seenat MW whilst yellowhammers, redwings, fieldfares and the usual tit sp were found along the hedgerows.
Photos depict a cold rabbit on the cricket field, the frozen River Ash, thawing frost and a distant view of St Cecilia's from Muggin's Wood. along with the lucky in focus robin shot. Click on photos to enlarge.