A pleasant day and a pleasant wander on Tuesday for a couple of hours of 'freedom to roam' in the afternoon, and yes please, we'll have another of those excellent chat photographs in the post to celebrate finding a smart male Stonechat as I walked along the embankment at Aldcliffe Marsh....brilliant bird, brilliant photograph, thanks Ana.
Freeman's Pools held an impressive up to 200 Wigeon and a Little Grebe to note. The circuit produced no other surprises and the flood was deserted, but 5 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, and Chaffinch were all noted. Sixteen Greylag came down into a field, I saw only my second single Redwing, a Snipe and a Little Grebe were on the Wildfowlers Pool.
Common Darter 1 November. Pete Woodruff.