TUESDAY 4 JANUARY
Despite a fresh SW wind, it remained very cold; in fact, I was surprised how cold the wind was. It was dry throughout and fairly bright.
GREAT HOUSE FARM, CHENIES (BUCKS)
Driving east along the A404, I was surprised to see a flock of 12 LAPWINGS feeding to the south of the road at TQ 007 976 - the first record this winter in the local area.
On the opposite side of the road and either side of the access road to Great House Farm (TQ 014 983) were large numbers of winter thrushes feeding, including 140 Redwing and 15 Fieldfares. There were also 15 Common Starlings and 8 Long-tailed Tits in the trees lining the track.