At least 75 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing were seen flying north, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard, 2 Bullfinch were seen in an Ash in the scrub left of the Old Bothy, at least 56 Siskin were feeding in the Alders between the Downswood entrance and the carriage bridge, 2 Coal Tits were heard singing, 1 Nuthatch called from the Alder Carr, 5 Goldcrests were noted, a Treecreeper called from a Willow by the footbridge, and 2 Ring-necked Parakeets were seen flying over the tops of the trees along the River Len - mainly around the Weir end of the Len - my first for the year.
2 Grey Wagtails were seen – 1 by the Pond and another by the carriage bridge along the Len, a Little Grebe called from the Willow Carr, a Cormorant was perched up in a dead Alder along the Len, 2 Kingfishers flew up the Len, and a drake Teal was located along the Len by the Horse Chestnuts.
At the feeding area on the Lake were 6 Canada Geese, and the various Mallards and hybrid ducks. On the main area of the Lake had completely iced over, and at the eastern end of the Lake were 23 Pochards, 6 Tufted Duck, 19 Canada Geese, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 2 Mute Swans. The gull flock on the Lake produced at least 97 Black-headed Gulls and 25 Common Gulls.