I had some free time in the day yesterday so I walked down the local river to the beach.
Over the last few months my schedule has been so busy I haven't done much local birding on foot, in previous years I used to be able to do this 2 or 3 times a week (of course more free time meant less disposable income).
There was a flock of 40 or so Crossbill. This female was fairly low down.........
I hope they stick around . Five years ago they were in the same location and as the pine cones near the top had all been eaten they moved down to eye level and I got a lot of nice shots in mid to late March.
Also around were 1 Grey Heron and 2 Great Egret which were both also very skittish.