A blustery, cold day resulted in little time in the field today. I spent a half hour looking through the Canada Geese at Woodhorn, a single European White-fronted Goose still amongst the sizeable flock in the church pool field. Another half hour vainly looking for the Spittal Little Owl without success, a single Mistle Thrush was the sum total of a chilly walk.
I called into Linton Ponds on the way back, duck numbers remain low with c.30 Tufted Ducks and 3 Pochard the extent of my counting. Just before I left 15 Waxwings flew south over the west end