An early morning walk in a dusting of snow was rewarded with good views of, firstly, a snipe. This was flushed from a field opposite South Cottages. Only the 3rd village record. Later at Westland Green, 2 lapwings were observed heading high in a westerly direction. Again, the 3rd record.
A morning garden watch gave views of: great tit, blue tit, coal tit, robin, starling, greenfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch, jackdaw, carrion crow, collared dove, house sparrow and wren. Following this was a walk over the golf course and around Alder Wood. A common buzzard was being mobbed by 3 jackdaws whilst 3 green woodpeckers were witnessed. Black headed gulls headed north along the Ash Valley and 3 bullfinches were found feeding on fruit along New Road.
Photos attached show the snowy scenes south and south west of The Ford.
From the top:
Looking south east from 2nd fairway.
The rest are of trees found around the golf course.