Today, Jeff, Wayne and I (the Twitchmeister was ill and decided to stay in bed) went out in expectation of ticking Lesser 'Pecker, Willow Tit and Eyebrowed Thrush at Glamorgan Canal/Forest Farm, followed by Hawfinch and Marsh Tit at Fforest Ganol.
We didn't see any of them.
Not even a flying visit to Lisvane Reservoir (a Glamorgan lifer for Wayne who'd never been there before) failed to live up to expectations. There wasn't a Smew or a Slav in sight.
Bird of the day: Nuthatch.
Looks like the Twitchmeister was the only sensible one out of all of us.
Still, the company was good.