After another blank month in January, at last some proper birding! At Mayday Farm in the Brecks, I went looking for displaying Northern Goshawk with Isabelle who was very patient despite being bored. Her restlessness and hunger caused us to return to the car where we had great views of one flying over our heads.
Before that excitement, a Woodlark was heard singing overhead, almost as soon as we got there.
From the blind, we observed Brambling and Lesser Redpoll foraging in the birch trees and/or coming down to the small pond to drink.
My first Common Crossbill in a while were also observed, also on the birch trees. Another few were seen further down the path in the pines at the crossroad.
Thursday 21st, Mayday Farm, Suffolk, UK.