After a brief local shopping excursion with A to purchase some card making supplies I honoured a promise to collect some foliage for a small display she wants to create. So, well wrapped up, we headed off on a stroll around the local patch.
As you can see there is still a bit of snow around but nothing like our friends are experiencing in the eastern counties.
Horses in their overcoats happily grazing in the paddocks.
We collected the necessary greenery and a few berries with a Great Spotted Woodpecker tap, tap, tapping overhead, and then headed for the warmth of home. Not a lot of avian activity (it was mid-afternoon) but we did see Magpies, Carrion Crows, Blackbird and a Fieldfare on the open fields. A small flock of 15 Lapwings flew over plus a number of Black-headed Gulls were circling around. Flitting through the hedgerows were Great Tits, Blue Tits and a Robin.
As we approached the bottom of the baren field a Grey Heron was disturbed by the constant squawking of Parakeets and promptly flew away through the woodlands before we could get really close.
Activity in and around the garden feeders has been very frenetic today with Wood Pigeons, Collared Doves, Blackbirds, House Sparrows, Greenfinches, Blue Tits, Great Tits, a single Coal Tit, Robin, Dunnock and last but not least the daily presence of a number of very greedy Rose-ringed Parakeets.
Have a good weekend everyone, wherever you are. FAB