Had a quick look at Carr and Plex Moss this afternoon, but it was mucho murky, and fairly quiet - not surprising really, as most of the smart birds have headed into gardens, and a shooting party had been out.
Six Corn Buntings and a herd of about 15 Whoopers on Carr Moss, with Fieldfares around Plex Moss Farm, and Pheasants and Red Legs everywhere.
Good feeding flock of Pinkies on Plex, probably about 1,000 birds.
Managed a few blurry shots after an annoying bout of car gymnastics, balancing the scope on a seat etc - once you get out of the vehicle on the mosses most things jigger off, so it's always better to STAY IN THE VEHICLE.
The best thing I could pull out of the flock was a single Barnacle Goose, which was better than nothing I suppose.
Big female Peregrine sitting in one of the ploughed fields for a time, which really freaked the Red Legs out...the garden at Dempsey Towers was still jumping despite the thaw, with Greater 'Pecker, Bramblings and the usual horde joined by a female Siskin today, the first of the winter. It shared a feeder with two Brambling for a time, which was nice.
Right, bins away, hogmanay trousers on...hope you all have a good New year, I'll see you on the other side.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...