The year started with hard frosts, and snow in the evening of the 5th, it snowed all day on the 6th although the temperature was oC so there was little settling during the day unlike in other parts of the country.

fieldfareOn the 6th, we had 24 wood pigeons, 26 collared doves and ten magpies feeding from the bowls of peanuts, together withchaffinches, sparrows, a Jay, blue tits, great tits, greenfinches and reed buntings on the grain feeders. A male pheasant was seen in the l

ane, on the 7th a Mistle Thrush visited us.