I went out this morning with the intention of beating my winter bird count of 31 species seen. But whilst I was walking the area I became more aware, because of the start of a period of milder weather a number of species in song. Members of the Tit family were evident as was a Dunnock at Toad Holes Beck. Other species were Robin, a Mistle Thrush again at Toad Holes Beck and a surprise was a Chaffinch at Caldene Fields which was in full song although the song was a weaker version than the one heard in spring.
A dog walker told me his dog flushed 2 Woodcock around Christmas time one at Raw Nook NR…both of which I missed! Oh and my species count was 30 species with nothing unusual found.