Cold and frosty morning accompanied by some bright sunshine seemed ideal for a wander across the border into Hampshire and a visit to Blashford Lakes. Lots of birds but all of a common variety although enough to keep me busy for a few hours.
Met in the car park by this male CHAFFINCH
many more CHAFFINCH, both male (top) and female
along with the first NUTHATCH of the day.
Lots of birds at the Woodland Hide where the GREAT TITs were keeping very much to the bushes,
while the resident PHEASANT was as ever showing very well.
followed by GOLDFINCH,
NUTHATCH back again, surprisingly
and a couple of DUNNOCK foraging the leaf-litter.
and another SISKIN as I left the hide.