Leading up until Sunday, conditions were decidedly wintery and not conducive to birding or I am sure, for our newly arrived migrants, a bit of a shock!
|Snow storm approaching|
There was a pair of red-breasted merganser on the big pool. Sadly the goosander was distant and in direct sunshine.
|Red-breasted merganser pair|
|Drake red-breasted merganser having a stretch|
|White wagtail - apologies for the heavily cropped pic|
Finally, we had interesting news of a ringing recovery this week. A first-winter male siskin that we caught at Druridge on 16th November 2014, our last ringing session of that year, was caught by ringers in Warsop in Nottinghamshire on April 9th. A distance of 228 kilometres.
My year list now stands at 116 species.