There was no intention of undertaking any birding today as it was a bit of a messy one with various appointments throughout the day. That said late morning I received a text off TS informing me that he had got a mixed flock of finches feeding in one of the Alders at the edge of Captains Pool. In total he had recorded 5 Lesser Redpolls, 10 Siskin and 15 Goldfinch. These were the first Lesser Redpolls on the patch this winter so I headed over.
Unfortunately, when I arrive only 2 Siskin (1♂, 1♀) and 8 Goldfinch remained. Still they were nice to see and I managed to get a bit of Siskin video footage so it wasn't a wasted journey. A cracking looking Nuthatch was also showing in the adjacent trees.
The pool itself was now partially frozen and stood on the ice were 41 Black-headed Gulls and a single Lesser Black-backed Gull.
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