What turned out to be frustrating weekend started with such hope as 123 on the Prestwick Carr 2012 list being Green Sandpiper was feeding in the flooded horse fields with a dozen Lapwing. The water levels have been topped up again but the dank weather has seen little else of interest and certainly made photography that much more challenging.
After that it was hunt the Bearded Tit at East Chevington and hunt the Bittern at East Chevington then Cresswell where the only joy was was the male Long tailed Duck and hunting Barn Owl. Sunday was a pretty average Webs count then off to Whittle Dene.
Finally some sunshine illuminated six male Goldeneye trying to catch the attention of four females. Nice to see these winter ducks back on our waters.