While all hell is breaking loose with the Covid pandemic, I enjoyed a couple of hours of near-solitude on the east side of the Lower Derwent Valley (LDV) this morning. The flood is rising, assisted by the frequent heavy showers. Out west there was a lot of snow over night, but it didn't reach the LDV, though it felt cold enough. Pretty quiet bird-wise, with a lingering White-fronted Goose at North Duff the best bird, plus three Corn Buntings by Aughton Church. A couple of Marsh Harriers knocking about and 34 Redshanks on the North Duff too.
Pics. Bubwith Bridge (top) and the approach to Ellerton Landing (bottom)
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