The predicted 5 inches of snow turned up right on cue as the Met Office has said. In between sledging and snowman making with my lads I managed a quick patch walk. Redwings were everywhere in Barming, with good numbers of Fieldfares in the orchards. Sledging by St Margaret's church saw 6x Lapwing, 3x Cormorant, 3x Mute Swan, 16x Canada Geese, 2x Jackdaw,1x Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk over.
A walk from Barming to East Farleigh via the orchards and back to Barming Bridge via the River Medway towpath turned up a few 'harsh weather' species including 2x Gadwall, 10x Tufted Ducks and 2x Snipe.