Local patch: it's getting even colder in the last days, with the temperatures always around freezing (or some degrees below zero). Today I watched a Buzzard perching on an electricity pole just above a local road... it was looking for a meal in the nearby orchards. Just few meters away from the pole there were some feral hens and cocks roving around. It then flew off, but I could relocate it some minutes later on a far away tree.
On the sea a solitary Great Crested Grebe - I think is the first for the season in patch. Meanwhile in the gardens some nice flocks of Chaffinches were looking for food.
Škocjanski zatok update: yesterday the only birds I could locate were the juv. LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and 3 Grey Herons. The freshwater marsh was almost completely frozen and devoid of birds!