Out early taking advantage of my sleep rhythm unaltered by the requirements of the British system it was fine and sunny but as the morning wore on the cloud built and that winter greyness that flattens photographs was apparent. Good numbers of birds about with a smattering of Redwing and Fieldfare the seasonal newcomers. The weeks wind has seen the Hawthorn lose all leafs revealed precious few berries for them to feast probably the worst crop in recent years so not good for the harsh winter forecast. Dunnocks (11) were numerous along with 60+Goldfinch, 10 Skylark over south and 98 Teal kindly flushed off his pond by Mr Pringle.
Best find was this Grey Wagtail in untypical surroundings up the bridle track.Further on a flock of 20 Lesser Redpoll fed in the ditch side but were a bit skittish so one pic only the result soft focus the result of underexposing the original.