A real dull and cold wintery morning at the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust reserve at Willington Gravel Pits.
Still I did get my expected year tick – Willow Tit – also one of the Bitterns showed well but very briefly. Otherwise 16 Shoveler; 4 Shelduck; 5 Goldeneye and a calling Water Rail were the highlights.
At Albert Village Lake the day-time gull roost produced none of the local rare species.
Year list now on 133.
A few Black-headed Gull photos to follow –