Mute Swan (c) 2009 John Batham
The Tuesday am sessions finished last week, but the Tues pm session to Hornsea was abandoned a couple of weeks ago because of a dodgy weather forecast which didn't materialise! There was more Great Spotted Woodpecker action today, but no sign of its Green cousin or the more secretive Jay. The violets were almost prolific & the Pink-footed Geese gave good views at the mere. Unfortunately, I'm not convinced these were genuine wild birds as they ran for bread with the other wildfowl, although they did seem to hang around the peripherary of the group. There was no sign of the pinioned Garganey, but some confiding Treecreepers provided some excellent views at Wassand. The winds were very light in the warm hazy sunshine, but there were no sightings of the 7 Buzzards seen a few weeks ago, and a Kestrel was the only raptor spotted. That's the final class visit to Hornsea this year, unless something really exciting turns up, and all planned sessions are abandoned - not a very likely circumstance!