Been a long time since I had a lunch hour at Linford, but was not missing much from other bird reports. A cold 8 oC with some frost still on the ground in places. Pleasant sun shine though. Highlights:
1 Marsh Tit, 3+ Song Thrush's on the berry bushes, 1 Common Darter, 1 Hawker sps but not seen well and 1 butterfly not seen well, suspect a Speckled Wood.
From Near Hide, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Snipe along the bund line, lots of ducks in and 8 Common Gull. No sign of last weeks Whopper Swan and not many geese in at all. 2 Grey Squirrels and a female type Stonechat along Swans Way rounded off a pleasant hour.