I work my way around the fields, only slightly disturbed by the sound close gunshots, and investigate the flocks disturbed by the Peregrine. Expecting them to be distant Fieldfares (there are regularly flocks of 200+ at the moment), I am amazed to find the whole flock is made up of Skylarks. At least 210 of them! And at least 200 more than I've seen here before.
Skylarks. Part of the large feeding flock of over 210 birds to the east of the village
There are also Redwings passing over, 56 Lapwing head south, Grey Partridge calling and a few Coot (again, the first I've seen here) are frozen out onto the ice on the private pond:
Even my small back garden is heaving with birdlife, A male Kestrel in trees at the back, 4 Red Kites overhead and a female type Blackcap feeding under the bird table: