On the 22nd December:
A brief visit to Chew Valley Lake where the highlights were 6 Bewick's Swans, a Kingfisher, a male Smew and 2 Barn Owls.
A return to Cannock Chase seeing the male Two-barred Crossbill and 20+ Crossbills again, also 15+ Siskins. From there we drove to Blithfield Reservoir where we saw 42 Goosanders, 161 Ruddy Ducks, a Goldeneye, 4 Scaup, c25 Wigeon and an adult Glaucous Gull.
On holiday in California, no new birds seen today.