I thought I would have an hour on est park this morning in the hope that the cold weather would push something unusual in.
I headed for the car park and there were quite a few birds feeding on the seed heads including 4 lesser redpolls. Also there were blue tit, great tit, robin, goldfinch and a small flock of house sparrows that were sent reeling as a sparrowhawk crashed into them.
On the water there were the usual common wildfowl plus a few distant goosander.
perhaps the most unusual birds were the single dunlin feeding along the edge of the lake wall, a lapwing and another flythrough wader that looked greenshank-ish.
Not bad for an hour in the snow.