30th Dec 2012

A stroll round the grounds of Belton house was in order,especially as one of my Christmas prezzies was a years national trust membership.It’s normally around 9 quid a person to get in – bit of a rip if your’e not going on a tour of the house.

It was alot brighter today and a couple of good finch and tit flocks were found,several treecreepers,goldcrests and nuthatches were confiding.There were 6 goosanders on the lakes,fishing.Siskins were hanging upside down in the alders.P1030431Look at this,snowdrops out in December.Signs of spring are there if you look for them.

Just before I sign off for today Iv’e just been watching the peregrines on St.Wulframs spire,they havn’t been around much lately but two birds on view the last couple of evenings,viewable from my bedroom,thanks to the spire being illuminated.