It's been a slow start to the year not helped by the relatively benign but changeable weather. Todays count quickly rattled up 42 species which considering I'm only on 62 for the year is pretty good. Curlew and Golden Plover (no Greys unfortunately) flocks are building nicely with two Lapwing displaying in between being chased by Crows. Having seen few geese till this week there are now three pairs noisily chasing each other around the place as are a couple of pairs of Mallard.
Not much sign of the Short-eared owls in the greyness however I am getting reports of Barn Owls from the west end after dark. That'll be a trip out later this week as today added Linnet and an overflying Grey Wagtail to the list.
Foxy is looking a bit grey round the rump as well.