A crossbill feeding in the rowan in the garden had me going, but it turned out to be a common.
Mrs B managed to take my car keys to work with her this morning leaving me to work at home... Birding probably would have been good judging by the activity in the garden. An occasional watch on the fruiting rowan produced small numbers of brambling, two blackcap and in the afternoon the excitement of a single common crossbill. In the late afternoon cranes came over in numbers and I logged 950 in one hour. Not a bad garden to be stranded in I guess.