Reed Buntings aplenty on some game cover ( sunflowers and millet ) , a mixed flock of tits in the hedgerow and a little further along a flock of Chaffinches with a couple of Bramblings mixed in . Then an astonishing sight of 250 - 300 linnets all in one flock feeding on an overwintering stubble .
Looking left and towards the Witham Bank 300 + Greylags and a group of 44 Mute Swans with a group of 77 Whooper Swans a little further over all of which were feeding on Oilseed Rape. As I stood watching a couple of Snipe came up out of the Dyke .
Moving down the Fen, Red Legged and Grey Partridge were seen along with a couple of Buzzards feeding on the ground I presume on worms . with the Chatter of a mixed flock of Fieldfares and Redwings moving off the field for cover into the trees . At the Wasp Nest end there were a large flock of Black Headed Gulls but accompanying them were 100 ish Lapwings with about 30 Golden Plover for company .
As I moved further inland a mass of Rooks and Jackdaws were feeding on an open grassy field which looked like it was under some kind of stewardship plan . finally stopping off at the corner of the local wood where a feeding station had been set up it was well used by Blue, Great , Coal and Marsh Tit with the occasional visit by the local Nuthatch .
It was an altogether great mornings Birdwatching with about 30 species seen in total without working too hard to find them .