It's so flaming cold! What gives?!?
Strolled around the patch today and despite the chilling northeasterly wind there were some signs of spring. Quite a few birds were in song although none of the expected Chiffchaffs or Blackcaps were either discovered or heard. They are decidedly late.
The surprise of the morning was an adult winter Kittiwake that swept low eastwards. I was too slow with the camera to snap it but it was our 4th record ever. Good bird.
Grey Squirrel - with reddish bits