Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Lots of birds in the Lower Derwent Valley now, though nothing out of the ordinary. Deeper water on Wheldrake Ings has led to more diving ducks, with a big mixed flock of Tufties and Pochard, with about 20 Goldeneye (see photo). A lot of gulls loafing around on Sunday morning, with this hooded Common Gull.

Down at North Duffield, a lot of ice still present, with 15 Curlew and 24 Shelduck. 53 Whooper Swans on the fields south of the road near Bubwith bridge. No sign of a Great Grey Shrike reported near Thorganby.

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