Had a good walk around part of the patch today after the snow, starting at Arcot Golfcourse were a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a couple of Jays were seen but not heard.
I sat in the hide for a while but the empty feeding station wasn't attracting anything so off to Arcot Pond instead.
Only the back of Arcot Pond is unfrozen so all the wildfowl were grouped together. I had my highest ever count of Coot at Arcot with at least 14 on the water and on the ice.
5 Pochard, 4 males and one female were diving and three Wigeon, two males and a female were amongst the Teal and Mallard pushed up against the reeds.
5 Snipe flew accross the pond closely followed by a Buzzard which had been sitting in the tree by the broken gate.
A flock of Fieldfare and a couple of Song Thrush were feeding on the ground amongst the horses near Beacon Lane. I didn't see much else on the way home apart from three Bullfinch in seperate areas all looking at their best in the sunlight.
52 - Jay
53 - Great Spotted Woodpecker
54 - Pochard
55 - Wigeon
56 - Buzzard