With not much spare time at the moment I only did an hours birding at the weekend. Rather than going to West Hartford I took the five minute walk from my house to the top of Nelson Hill.
Despite the strong winds I could still hear Siskin going over in good numbers and a singing Skylark. 3 Buzzards were soaring over the River Blyth also.
A pair of Woodpigeon in my garden have been nest prospecting in the third different conifer in a week and a Song Thrush has began singing from the grounds of Northburn first school as it did for most of the early part of last year.