I took a drive with Sarah around the local manure heaps that were being used. The heat coming off the piles was enough to keep the heavy snow off that wed had. There were at least 3 meadow pipits actively feeding along with a couple of pied wags'.
In total contrast to the heaps the fields were all still white and covered in snow. The corvids were feeding on scattered sugar beet along with skylarks. And because of the white out conditions the hares stood out a mile off, they were in good numbers too with at least 8 in view from the car window.