.....of rain, sleet and snow, accompanied by a cold gusty wind and a temperature of a heady 3.1c.
A change from this time last week when I was scouring the paddocks and ploughed fields in West Hagley in sunshine looking for Ring Ouzels or even a Ring Ouzel! No luck but I will keep trying! I returned to the same area on Saturday morning, again no Ring Ouzel but nice birds seen and heard all the same. The morning was a dull one with light drizzle which became heavier drizzle as the morning wore on. Undeterred by the weather I enjoyed a good couple of hours walking and lingering. Highlights were Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Treecreeper, Wren, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Heron and my first of the year in this area, a Chiffchaff! I also came across my first of the year Marsh Marigolds. No photo's from my walks so I have posted a photo of another year first, a Twenty Plume Moth.