Yesterday we went to a park in the east of town. Usually the park is full of birds at this time of year but it was very quiet this time. Maybe they'd all gone south (or perished) because of the nasty winter?
A Great Egret was there but not much else. A flock of 30 or so Common Crossbill was in the treetops for a few minutes before disappearing. a skein of White-fronted Geese flew overhead and I heard a lone Grey-headed Woodpecker.