It was quiet as I headed up the '97 hedge' other than 800 Jackdaws heading east to feed after exiting a roost somewhere and odd groups of Pink-footed Geese totalling 76 as they too headed east in search of feeding areas.
Up on to the top fields and through the spoiled crops I put up 11 Skylarks, two Song Thrushes and 14 Corn Buntings. I headed off to the plantation that was quiet other than a small flock of six Bramblings associating with some Goldfinches. Amongst the ' Bramble Finches' were at least two stonking males. The picture below doesn't do them justice and you can just make out that there is the odd Brambling in the shot.
Bramblings and Goldfinches - honest!
At this point the snow started coming down and all I could add were three Lapwings heading east and a couple of Yellowhammers back at the car.
It's going to be cold again tomorrow and just a tadd breezy for ringing so I think I will have a look at the estuary in the morning as I haven't been for a while and then I'll feed the Turnstones and hopefully re-sight a number of our leg-flagged birds.