I took a circular walk clockwise passed the windpump and through New Hare Covert. It was a little breezy and overcast but it was nice to pick up a small group of Redwings flying through and a single Lesser Redpoll, which continued on overhead without stopping. A couple of Bullfinch around the sheep field gate and although the covert was particularly quiet I still managed a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Wren and Jay by the time I emerged at the golf course.
|Female Goldeneye from the Wright Hide|
However, the highlight for me was a Peregrine Falcon which although not making any attempt for prey did manage to completely flush the whole of East Marsh Pool. Other notables on my list of just 48 species included Water Rail, Siskin, Raven, Goldcrest and Treecreeper.
|Great Grey Shrike using my new digiscope holder|
|A few more heavily cropped scoped images of GG Shrike which unfortunately remained distant|