I thought I'd take a look for Snow Bunting on Soil Hill this morning.
Taylor Lane was bottle ice in places and the wind was biting on Soil Hill top but the sun shone for a good part of the outing making it a good walking day.
From Soil Hill I went along Ned Hill Track, down Ned Hill Road, Ingham Lane and Bradshaw Lane.
A Little Owl was seen at a distance, sunbathing on a fence post on Taylor Lane.
A good nosy around Soil Hill did not come up with the hoped for bird though.
A Heron left the scene and apart from a Crow or three no other birds were seen.
Just a few Gulls and Woodpigeon seen here and there during the rest of the outing.
An enjoyable saunter nonetheless - very picturesque.
Ogden 13:55 - 14:55
I had a look at Ogden after lunch.
It was very quiet on the water.
A walk up to Back Lane (where the wind chill made it bitingly cold) did not produce a lot either.
Usual Gulls and Mallards.
Robin, singing Dunnock, Pr. Pheasant, Goldfinch.
A Mistle Thrush was in the tree opposite my house when I got home.
Not many winter thrushes about yet - maybe this cold snap will bring some south.
Flu Jab day today and pool/ snooker later.
Oh .. then I'll have to decide what present to get for The wedding and what to wear... may even need a new hat..
it's, all go, here in Bradshaw you know.
Not many hot points up here mate
Robin of the Day