An hour's stomp through the snow this afternoon looked like it was going to fail to add a single species - no Jack Snipe, Brambling, Water Rail etc. Just as I returned home though an embarassing gap was filled when a single Starling flew over. These have always been unaccountably rare at this end of the village (they prefer the other end) but it was getting a bit silly that I hadn't seen one. 132. Time to get the liverwort book out.
Oh, one other species but I think it's going to prove unidentifiable. We've got scale insects on our umbrella plant indoors. I haven't the faintest idea if it's possible for mere mortals to identify such things?