A tricky walk along the Horton Burn was worth the effort. Snow always adds a bit if excitement to the proceedings and today's tramp was as expected - providing a few surprises.
First stop provided a treecreeper - only my second on the burn, with kingfisher, grey wagtail and the first of eight snipe "lifts".
Towards the old fire station six mallard fed on the burn, while the other direction provided a couple more grey wagtails, fieldfare and redwing.
At West Hartford 34 grey lag geese flew south, 18 lapwing stood out on the ice and a single brambling (my first on the site) provided an avian fix.