A walk along the Ridge footpath towards Much Hadham before returning along the Ash Valley looking and listening for owls. No success whatsoever although several usual roosts showed signs of residency by having relatively new pellets. However, a wonderful walk in superb light as shown in these attached photos.
A single bullfinch, 2 kestrels and a solitary yellowhammer were the highlights. Over 100 fieldfares and redwings were observed along with high numbers of blackbirds (35+)
4 red legged partridges flew across the horse filed south of the ford as the sun began to set and the temperature reached -3C.