1Scan the paddocks and fields near the village for feeding Redwings and Fieldfares, plus Mistle Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Stock Dove, Sky Lark, Pied Wagtail, corvids and Red-legged Partridge. Passing Black-headed and Common Gulls sometimes drop in.
2Check the river banks and wet meadows for Moorhen, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Stonechat, Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, Grey Heron and the occasional Water Rail and Snipe. Riverside trees often attract roving tit flocks, plus Goldfinch and sometimes redpoll and Siskin.
3The mature woodland attracts all the common resident species such as Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, roosting Tawny Owl, common tits and finches, plus maybe a wintering Blackcap or Firecrest. Check the woodland ponds for a Moorhen and damp rides for Woodcock.
Scan the valley below and surrounding hills for soaring raptors such as Red Kite, Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. Farmland hedgerows and scrub should yield Linnet, Bullfinch and Yellowhammer.