My son and I headed out into the crisp morning air about twenty minutes before sunrise. He is probably keener on photography these days than I am, and much more skilled in all matters processing. He takes a tripod and a remote, and routinely focus stacks, brackets and so on with complete competence, joining the results later on the computer - all very impressive. I accompanied him mainly in the hope of an early morning mega. Fat chance! Here instead is my contribution.
I actually got out twice today, news of the first Firecrest of the year in Bush Wood saw me spend half of a rare lunch break looking for it. Without success needless to say, but the weather was lovely and I enjoyed my twenty minutes in the mud and holly. January and February might be slow but on days like today it doesn't really seem to matter.