In spite of the cold weather there is lots to see on the golf course.
A feature of the new pond is the continuous flow of water which keeps large areas ice free. There are now two Dabchicks, which maybe are a pair as the sexes are indistinguishable & could take up residence & breed. We have at least eight Moorhens feeding in the margins & often they are accompanied by many Mallard. Slowly approach the pond from the 4th winter tee if you are further interested.
In the belt of trees between the practice area & the 5th fairway a mixed flock Scandinavian winter migrants, Fieldfares & Redwings was seen & a Woodcock was flushed.
In the neighbouring gardens some of our resident tits have recognised the increase in day length & have started to sing albeit nowhere near full throttle yet. Coal tits are just ahead of Great Tits & these early songsters & the reappearance of our daffodil spikes signifies the worse might be past.