We went via Ingham Lane, Syke Lane, Keighley Road and home via Denholme Gate Road.
There was a sign of Spring, around the corner, with a few Snowdrops beginning to appear.
An unplanned stop at the Kelham farm shop proved interesting for Sue, where Saville Oranges were on sale - they are great for making Marmalade and are only on sale in January.
There were a few birds about as well today, making for an enjoyable couple of hours out and about.
Earlier, on a visit to The Boulevard Medical centre - Skircoat Green way - I manged to see a few Long Tailed Tit and 2 M. Bullfinch.
3 Mistle Thrush and 2 or possibly 3 Kestrel were seen, in ones, at different points along the way.
The Shay fields, below Soil Hill, held a few Lapwing and a nice new year tick in the shape of a couple of Golden Plover.
Looking towards Denholme Cricket field (as was) I picked out a few distant Fieldfare and Sue spotted about 100 Fieldfare in the next field.
One Fieldfare in particular stood out with lighter plumage than the others?
They were a bit too distant to get any decent photos though.
A Little Owl was seen in one of it's usual haunts and a large flock of Lapwing were circling above a partially frozen and bereft of birds, Raggalds Flood.
A few small Gulls here and there as usual.
A good outing. (and no 'fog_and_rain')