Spent the morning staring through the window at sleet showers accompanied by gale force winds. Even my bird feeders are deserted. The weather abated after lunch so we went out. First to Lac de Jouarres which as I expected was largely frozen. About 20% was free of ice and 3 Pochards, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls, 5 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Cormorants were desperately searching for food.
Fieldfare - there many in Languedoc this winter
We had a quick look in the hills beyond Minerve but only found flocks of Fieldfares and a wonderful pair of Hen Harriers.