No I haven't died, I'm still here, but I have not seen anything of note the last couple of weeks. 10 Grey Partridge along Beaney Lane and Ivy-leaved Speedwell and Petty Spurge being the only things of even slight interest, the 2 plants pushing the January flower total to a meagre 26.
Today was no better. Beaney Lane had a huge flock of Wood Pigeon, well over 200, feeding in the fields and a Great spotted Woodpecker was calling by the house. This weekend is the RSPB garden Birdwatch weekend but the garden had nothing more than a few Wood Pigeon and a couple of Dunnocks, Blackbirds and Robins. A Wood Mouse did show briefly to bring a little variety in the sightings. Forecast is cold tomorrow but at least its not strong winds or heavy rain so it will be nice to get out and try and see something.