Today’s freezing fog was slow to burn off for our Friday coffee and cake session this afternoon so we visited Brandon Marsh instead of the pond and it paid off with a Bittern seen flying over Newlands at 15:20pm. Unfortunately we were in the wrong place for a prolonged view but even a peep is better than nothing. Other sightings included 60+ Lesser Redpoll, 10 Siskin, Kingfisher, male Goldeneye, 2 Snipe and back in the car park a female Blackcap.
We gave the Avon valley the once over on the way home for the Great White but no obvious sign though we did manage to find the Mute Swan flock which had gone walk about for the last few weeks in a field by the side of the A425 near The Grange between Bretford and Church Lawford on the Lawford Heath side. Hard to count from a moving car but estimated around the 30 mark.
Wrap up warm tomorrow and even if visibility is down to zero I will still be at the pond hoping it will lift.