Well until today that is. Saw a really big flock of them in a field west of Walkington this morning. They'll no doubt be tucking into the abundance of hawthorn berries in the area this season. The holly and hawthorn around here have been absolutely laden with berries this year. If you believe the folklore, it's a sign of a severe winter ahead.
Also saw a really big flock of goldfinches near Benningholme as well as three kestrels and a couple of buzzards (no partridge in a pear tree though) so not a bad morning for bod sightings.