Today was a beautiful day with cloudless skies and fabulous light. Judging by looks it should have been a lovely warm day, but temperatures had plummeted and there was a searing north westerly wind blowing. The maximum all day up on the Wolds was a mere 2C and it felt much colder. Driving to the feeding station I spotted the usual couple of kestrels and a buzzard with the local one drifting over the wood which glided in to settle as I parked the car. I was soon set up and settled in the hide where, over the next three hours, I became more and more cold. When I arrived home it took me another two hours to warm up. I pleased that I stayed the course, however, as a male great spotted woodpecker turned up right at the end of the session. Things were much busier today, no doubt because the temperature had dropped.
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