Having cancelled Saturdays regular jaunt with THE Howdon Blogger i was desperate to get out for a few hours today. The wind wasn't as strong as it has been but it was certainly just as biting.
As has been the case for the last couple of weeks nothing much to report with one exception. I finally caught up with a Crossbill at Swallow Pond. Just the one. It was on the main wagonway just as you turn into the meadow plantation high in one of the conifers. I looked for its mates but none were to be seen.