Spent a bit of time on the mosses today, with rainsoaked and grounded Sprawk and Kestrel on the Withins, and a 60+ flock of Skylarks there, before settling down to watch the Fieldfare flock beside Plex Moss Farm.
At least 80 birds here, very wary as usual, either perching high in the trees, or swooping down to drink from tractor ruts when they weren't stuffing their faces with berries.
A proper photographer would probably do well here, when the sun is on the hedgerow in the morning.
Just one Redwing with them, but Blackbirds, Robins, Corn and Reed Buntings flitting around the branches to add variety.
A single hunting Merlin dashed through, while 1,000+ Pinkies were in the distance on Carr Moss.
With the light fading i had a quick look at Weld Road, where there was a Linnet flock, but no sign of any Twite today (they've been back a few days apparently), Little Egret, and a VERY big gull roosting out on the shore - they'll have to wait for another day.
This morning I watched one of the wintering Jays swooping in to gorge on peanuts from a broken feeder at Dempsey Towers.
It had to hang down and lunge to reach the nuts, no mean feat for such a large bird, before flopping off to bury them in the lawn....it'll never remember where it put 'em.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...