Plenty going on in the garden though with a good assortment of Finches. Best of which have been 4 Bramblings, 1 Redpoll, 1 Siskin, and a good sized flock of 22 Greenfinches.
Out of the village, Hoe Lane has been fairly uneventful with a flock of 30+ Chaffinches, and 6 Waxwings the highlights. Also 20+ Lapwings and an albino Redwing in the area.
The rest of my time birding has been spent “re-negotiating” access to some private fields locally. It’s always heartening how generous the local landowners are towards letting a birdwatcher on their land. Such arrangements pretty much guarantee a tranquil hour or so birding off the beaten track.