All pics for this post (c) 2009 Mike Williamson
with possible Barnacle x Greylag hybrids
The weather forecast was absolutely dreadful for today, so the venue was switched from Patrington Haven to the wet weather standby – North Cave Wetlands. As it turned out it was nowhere as bad as the forecasters made out – yet again! There was a little drizzle during the 1st part of the morning session, but apart from that it remained dry! The most interesting birds were: a juvenile Marsh Harrier, giving excellent views, 2 Pink-footed Geese which dropped in late-morning, plus c30 Golden Plovers which circled the reserve several times before landing on Reedbed Lake. There were very few waders apart from several fairly showy Snipe, a single Redshank & plenty of Lapwings. No sign of any Redwings there yet.