A wander back from Tescos north of the A120 proved successful as I stopped to check on the lagoon. Here, a new bird for my parish list was evident: a little grebe. (shown above) This, the 98th species for the parish, had probably moved from frozen water to the lagoon which is presently ice free. Be interesting to see how long it stays.
Other notable birds were a kingfisher at the dragonfly pond (4th parish record), a solitary song thrush, several fine male bullfinches along hedgerows near Hadham Hall and a single kestrel. Numbers were supplied by fieldfares and redwings, both in excess of 100.
Other photos show a female great spotted woodpecker and the mute swan, still on the lagoons.