Back home finally to wind and rain, not that i am complaining. The past couple of days haven't exactly been the weather for getting out and about, so it was nice to wake up this morning to no rain and a much eased wind. The local Greylag flock has set up camp in front of the house with a count of 40 today and a Robin still resides in the garden. The Water Rail, last seen at the end of November still remains in my neighbours garden, with another neighbour telling me one has been resident also in their garden this winter. On a return visit to try and photograph the Water Rail, which never happened i unexpectedly turned up a female Hawfinch, quite a nice surprise.
Also around patch there has been an influx of thrushes, with Redwings and Fieldfares absolutely everywhere.