A quick wander for an hour tonight produced a lonely Whooper Swan still at Woodhorn Flash South Pool. A single Common Sandpiper on the island here also. Actually the island is probably rarer than the Common Sand, temporary as the water levels recede and the first time I've ever seen one here.
A male Ruddy Duck displayed to fresh air at Bothal Pond or was the nearby Little Grebe a possible target given their apparent tendency to hybridise? (joke).
The only other honourable mention today goes to the Lesser Whitethroat singing loudly enough to be heard through the air vent in our bay window and not in the background on Balamory as I first thought. I even wondered if Brian had infiltrated the production team.