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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