An afternoon walk up Chapel Lane, through the footpaths to Westland Green to check on the gravel pits in Caley Wood. A skylark was heard singing over fields towards the golf course and two bullfinches were observed in the undergrowth along the footpath. A green woodpecker called overhead as a party of fieldfares was recorded feeding in horse occupied field. A common buzzard mewed over Caley Wood as my arrival at the pits signalled time for 10 mallards to fly from the frozen water. As I headed back a lone chaffinch was singing, competing with a song thrush. The usual songsters were in fine voice; dunnocks and robins were predominant, joined by a single blue tit. A photo of one of the robins is shown here, along with a view through the trees at Alder Wood and a panorama looking north east from the golf course.
Photos here, show a singing robin, a view looking north east over the golf course and a view through Alder Wood