Winter migrant redwings and fieldfares should soon arrive to take advantage of hedgerows full of haws, hips and sloes; meanwhile flocks of goldfinches are finding the last remaining thistles,
and rooks are finding acorns. I though only jays would cache them to eat in the spring, but it seems that rooks and crows do the same.
In the garden there are plenty of house sparrows and starlings (both “red-listed” species because of their long-term decline)
along with other common birds
and the ever-present sparrowhawk