I had a stroll around Greenbank and Sefton Parks today, the local waterfowl could be found very easily due to most of the open water being frozen over; in Sefton Park the female Mandarin is still in residence around the island, together with six Little Grebes (with the breeding plumaged males singing - or should that be trilling), ten Tufted Ducks, and 12 Mute Swans. Large numbers of Gulls could be seen circling the lake but rarely settling, one of these was an adult argentatus Herring Gull (or Scandinavian Herring Gull - not that unusual, but a nice bird). Plenty of Redwings around mostly in small numbers but over twenty towards Aigburth Peoples Hall and a calling Nuthatch in that area too. The regular pair of Parakeets were behind the Palm House and a calling Great Spotted Woodpecker too.
Three Tufted Ducks, Redwings, Nuthatch at Greenbank Park. With Ring Necked Parakeets calling on the university Rathbone Estate.