Happy new year to anyone reading this. We have had all kinds of weather including snow but also some really warm days, very odd for the winter months. Most days when I have been out I have seen little wildlife but I know they are there. I was out at the back at the end of the month and I saw twelve black grouse, six red grouse and one woodcock. And three ducks on the pond. There have also been up to twelve black grouse down in the meadows in front of the house.