Around a very cold Plymouth this morning ~

Saltram House for the Red Crested Pochard duck, on the pond with at least seven Mandarin duck, one pair displaying and mating, good numbers of Moorhen with birds displaying , along the wood land track seven plus Ring Necked Parakeet, the female of one pair checking out a nest hole.


On Blaxton Meadow a flock of Wigeon, singles of Grey Plover and Greenshank and a handful of Redshank.


At Ford Park Cemetery a female Black Redstart eventually showed up, very mobile but showing well at times, Raven overhead, a very well marked Buzzard perched on one of the gravestones, Green Woodpecker calling, numerous Carrion Crow and Magpie.


Back at home, over last night a Barn owl calling, around the feeders today male GSWP, three Siskin (2M &1F), female Blackcap, Song Thrush and a very vocal Green Woodpecker.