Westport was rather productive today with the first Goldeneye (a fem) of the Autumn, plus three Wigeon, fem Shov and the continued presence of the immature male Red-breasted Merganser. There was a surprise on the sewage works with the return of last winters female Pheasant. Digibinned shot below
Video thru my bins of the Pheasant at Westport
Then it was onto the pits. Branston was rather disturbed today. We were in quite early, looking for the Derbyshire GLOSSY IBIS, and so there were still workmen around. The Golden Plover was 450+ but it never settled. There were still Ruff, Dunlin, Green Sand and Redshank around, plus four Little Egrets. Another pit in the area saw good wildfowl numbers again and an adult winter Little Gull was with the bhgs.
Three of the four Little Egrets at Branston
Superb full frame Little Gull shot.