Lots of domestic chores to do today, but managed to get the last couple of hours down at North Duffield Carrs with Chris.
There were 3 cars in the car park, but only saw 2 birdwatchers in the Geoff Smith hide. They said it was very quiet, and we could only see some birds in front of the Garganey hide.
We decided to walk down there to get a closer look at the birds.
A small flock of about 10 Canada geese were as grazing a little bit away from the water
A pair of mute swans swam up towards us, which made the Canada geese nervous, and they watched the swan swim all the way past them.
The female swan stated to feed a distance away from the male so he made a big display flying back to her.
Something disturbed the flock of ducks and about half of them flew around and landed near to where they had taken off from.
We left the hide and walked back to top hide as the light was starting to fade. We were watching a flock of birds flying around at the far end of the reserve when Chris saw a flock of swans flying behind them. The swans flew onto the reserve and landed in a field. They were whooper swans but due to the light conditions we could not see them very well so decided to go home.