I had a walk to Ousefleet
and no birds to be seen from the hide.First hide had only a redshank to look at. Townend had four redshank a green sandpiper and a little egret.
Singleton only had marsh harriers on view. There were three in the air at the same time and they came tantalisingly close,but just too far away for my 300lens.
I popped back into Xerox to show a group of birders the green winged teal.
Time to go back to the office. I left the office mid afternoon and noticed that thw wind strength had increased. Lots of dark clouds and some rain. However close to Selby the weather improved so I went home via the LDV.
The River Derwent was nearly over the top of the bank.
A few mute swans were on the river and I could just see a few whooper swans as they lifted their heads above the vegetation. I could not be certain how many swans I could see, certainly not the seventy that have reported in the valley.
Bank Island was my last stop.
The sun was starting to set but it was light enough for me to see large numbers of fielfares, again just out of camera range for a good shot. I did not have my wellies so I was unable to get any closer to the birds.