On the final day of 2020 the weather turned cold and frosty and I headed for Netmead field on the edge of the village with the river Stour bordering it, I was hoping to get a good sunrise, I did mange a couple of nice images before I went home for breakfast.

River Stour Netmead field
River Stour Netmead field

After breakfast I had twitchy feet, the weather had been pretty poor and it was a nice morning with hoar frost on the trees and hedgerows so I decided to take a walk back down to Netmead to see what was about just for a short while, although as I walked towards the field the fog descended but I decided to continue.

I was pleased to see the speckled Robin at the gate to Netmead once again.

Robin
Robin

I didn’t see too much but as always didn’t have too much time and I probably would have got very cold staying still too long. I did see some Yellowhammers but they quickly disappeared and a few Wrens were in the long grass and they never stayed still for a photograph.

The Reed Buntings showed well on the frosty hedgerows and there were a few more birds as I walked along the hedgerows, I saw Longtailed tits but they just wouldn’t keep still!

Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
Reed Bunting
Great Tit
Great Tit
Bluetit
Bluetit
Chaffinch, female
Chaffinch, female

One bird I was pleased to see was a Fieldfare as I was walking back I heard his chatter in the trees, he played very hard to get, getting behind twigs  so I couldn’t get an image then I just managed to get a clear view through the hedge and got a picture. He was also disturbing a female Blackcap and I tried so hard to get a picture but only managed one from below!

Fieldfare
Fieldfare
Blackcap, female
Blackcap, female
House Sparrow
House Sparrow

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