Despite the commoner passerine species being in song up here, some species are still in small flocks as well ( Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Lesser Redpoll). It may well be that some species are "returning" after moving away previously due to the bad weather. Whilst snow at lower levels has now gone the higher hills around us still carry an appreciable amount so we're not there yet!!
Replenishing the feeders immediately attracted many Chaffinch and Yellowhammer and, at different times, both male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker. On the final walk out of the day with the dogs around midnight, a Barn Owl gave a couple of "screeeech" calls nearby, splitting what had otherwise been a landscape clothed in silence!!