Fearing cabin fever, we went to Castle Howard for a walk in a bracing southeasterly and delightful rain. For the first time ever, we were the only people visiting, the masses sensibly tucked up indoors. Quickly found the Scaup, presumably a first winter female, with a fairly subdued white face patch and quite brownish plumage. Also, five Goosander noted, plus a Grey Heron on a nest by the side of the lake. Adelaide's attempts to feed the ducks were to no avail, with all the Mallards flying away from us on sight. Strange. Posh ducks round here.
Saw two Bullfinches on my parents' feeders earlier, something I have never seen before (Bullfinches on feeders that is).
Scaup with Wigeon, Castle Howard.