A very brisk cool west wind with occasional showers made
birding difficult today and we struggled to stand still let alone try a see
something with feathers slapped all over it. Sightings included the ponds first
House Martin of the year, single Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Green Woodpecker, distant
views of 21 Raven enjoying the wind, 4 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and 6 Gadwall.
Both Long-tailed Duck and the “blonde” Red-crested Pochard still present.
"blonde" Red-crested Pochard and Oystercatchers by Bob Hazell