Dry, cold and sunny. Another day in the garden working on the bird feeder project. It was clear from last nights gale this structure required bracing. This I did today. All good and birds have approved. Male and female great spotted woodpecker in the garden this afternoon. Although lots of birds are visiting the garden it is very noticeable the low numbers of chaffinches, greenfinches, dunnocks and sparrows. Sparrows in fact not seen for three years now. One did appear (trail cam') last year but that one the only record.