Time to go out after lunch, and as I had to be back in York for 4.30 could not go far, so decided on North Cave. It was very busy there today. Building work going on near the entrance, and fencing installed along the far path, so I decided to visit South hide and Crosslands hide.From Crosslands hide all I could see were some distant gulls, mostly black headed, but a nice number of common gulls, and two lapwings.
I walked down to the far hide and again one or two plants in flower and another mushroom.
In the distance I could see the whooper swans, who were just sitting in the field, so again only a very distant photo.
The wren was busy outside the hide.
Time to go to the bank. Bank Island on the way home. I planned to go to the viewing platform which is high and nearly level with the top of nearby hedges and trees. I was hoping to see either jays or perhaps some winter thrushes in the hedge. No sign of any jays, a small flock of redwing and fieldfare flew onto Wheldrake Ings. The only birds I managed to photo were some geese.