As you might expect, since the birth of my son I've done less and less birding. However, what I have realised is that I get correspondingly more and more out of the few moments I do get to snatch for birding.
Today at Leam Valley was no exception. Average weather (a bit cold), nothing really novel on the bird front, but huge pleasure nevertheless.
A Meadow Pipit (my first on the north side of my patch), Bullfinch, Yellowhammer, drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Song Thrush - these are a few of my favourite things.