Cold weather and short daylight hours has resulted in feeding frenzy at the feeders and across the moors/forests.
Out today and a wide range of birds were active. Crossbills, bullfinches and siskins on the edge of the forest. Great grey shrike on the open moorland together with black and red grouse. No sign of the short eared owl I saw a week ago. They are difficult to pick up across a broad area of moorland. It may have been a vagrant.
The snow has generally gone but the ground remains frozen. If the good weather remains it will make for great birding in the coming weeks