WeBS count day today, yesterday evening's beautiful spring-like sunshine now gone, a cold SE wind with freezing rain at Druridge.......Joy!
Seeing the National Trust with volunteers coppicing trees lightened my heart, good to see this vital work getting done, I hope to do some myself next weekend...the Big Society in action!
Less wildfowl on the Budge fields than of late, but still reasonable numbers of wigeon (226) and teal (118). A pair of pintail still remain, the male looking very resplendent with his long tail feather sticking into the air, ten shoveler and two whooper swans were also notable.
36 curlew and 35 lapwing were on the adjacent fields, six stock doves were in among the curlew which were nice to see.
I wasn't brave enough to check out the sea, I was freezing so headed home for a bacon butty.