Somewhat unremarkable day in many respects. Whilst the weather was improved early black ice provided something different in the company of two sheepdogs acting more like Huskies on the morning outing. The woods were quiet with only the odd Coal Tit and a single Robin giving out any sound. Clearly birds are not being fooled by the apparent return of better weather!!
An attempt to read any leg rings on the locally accumulated Whooper Swans in the afternoon was both a combined success and failure at the same time in the sense that none were marked! Nonetheless it had its compensations in my being able to be close to these magnificent birds whose vigilance and interesting social interactions never fail to be engaging.