I've made a start on the tree by layering different leads, 4H, HB, 2B then smoothing it all out with a HB. At the end I'll lift some highlights and add some interesting darks.
We went to Mere Sands Wood and Martin Mere today. The light was good with blue sky and sun until just after lunch.
I saw my first Bullfinches of the year, a couple of Bramblings ande had excellent views of a Snipe.
Here's a male Bullfinch.