I’m a morning person and dead by 10pm … but I do get to see some great sunrises over the morning coffee and newspaper (without which no civilised person can exist) ..

Meanwhile, having been so excited a few days ago about the Redpolls finally coming to visit we are now seeing them quite regularly … and boy, do they squabble over the nijer seed in the feeder closest to the house.

My winter Bigby list is still stuck at (respectable for hereabouts) 20 species while J has managed 24.  Still waiting for those elusive Pine Siskins.