A short hour wander around the local environs (River valley, golf club and Chapel Lane) gave views of 28 resident species. A warmer morning gave me the idea that I may encounter a brimstone butterfly, but it soon became overcast and still under 10C so no luck.
A calling nuthatch started the walk, heard in the garden. A solitary bullfinch dived for cover along Chapel Lane whilst gold finches, and greenfinches were heard and seen near Westland Green. Skylarks (3) sang above the 6th fairway and green woodpeckers seemed to be everywhere. A single great spotted woodpecker was seen at Alder Wood, but no sign of last weekends siskins.
Highlight was good views of an adult hare, found in the field at the top of Chapel Lane. shown above.