After yesterdays wash out, it was good to get out into today's gloom. Across the marsh 39 Bewick Swans and small numbers of winter thrushes. New Diggings held 6 red head Smew, 4 Goldeneye and a Great white Egret. On the ARC with water levels not surprisingly still rising, 100s each of Gadwall, Teal, Wigeon and Shoveller with smaller numbers of Pochard, Tufted Duck, 6 Goldeneye, a single red head Smew and a Great white Egret. A walk to The Pines found 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Goldcrests in the Tit flock, 2 Marsh Harriers over and c100 Golden Plover flew over. The RSPB have now kindly put 3 strategically placed perches in front of Hanson Hide (probably to stop me whinging), which I am sure will soon be giving great views of Kingfishers and more.
|Great White Egret ARC from the screen|