Then went down to the hide and watched a Weasel trying to catch a Wren !! Brilliant!!
A slight increase in Water levels and the water is now on the road (passable at the moment) Loads of Teal and Wigeon and 100+ Swans distant in the valley.Two Buzzards soaring kept the local pigeon population on its toes then a high speed flypast by a large Sparrowhawk within 20 feet of the hide, Ketrel was struggling to find food but the local Robins were as vocal as ever.
Five Pintail (4male 1 female) were showing well but distant.
A stunning flock of 50+ Dunlin put on a fine show, as did the huge Lapwing flock.
Very strange to see what looked like a Dunlin (cheers Tim) leading the flock of Lapwing.
Boxing Day Crackers ...12 Long Tailed Tits were looking for food outside the hide.
Then a stunning distant flypast by a Male Marsh Harrier incredible in the sun. The swans at the far end of the valley were too much of a temptation so I decided to up sticks and head off, Not much at Thorganby so i moved on to be rewarded by a bird i have seen once this year and twice last year good to see its doing well..
Four distant Whoopers and at least 2 Bewicks in a line of 30-40 Mutes taking shelter from the wind.
2pm and the weather taking a turn for the worse so i headed off home and noted a large flock of Finches flying across the road Chaffinch and Brambling hope to catch up with them tomorrow,
Also had 150+ Rooks,Blackbird,and over 1000 gulls mainly Black headed and common Tufted Duck and Gadwal were also noted .