Not having used my optics in anger for what seems like an age (it's actually only ten days), I thought a quick 'drop in' this afternoon would act as a warm up for the weekend, as especially as the weather was also warming up.
Arcot Lake - eight Mute Swans, two Grey Herons, two Oystercatchers, seven Tufties (5M:2F), four Goldeneye (1M:3F), two Wigeon (2M), one Moorhen and couple of Mallard. Non-water, two Mistle Thrushes and common corvids.
At the end of Arcot Lane, where it joins the dual carriageway, perched at the top of the lighting pole, a pair of LBBGs - nice!
West Hartford at 16:00 - quiet; too quiet. Grey Partridge heard, Woodcock seen, and common corvids once again.