There was no sign of the Hen Harrier, though a cream-crowned Marsh Harrier was nice. On arrival we just missed a Short-eared Owl but compensation in the form of 4 Barn Owls was good enough. A female-type Scaup flew in and settled on one of the flooded areas. A couple of Kestrel flew about and there was a large number of Fieldfare and a few Redwing about too. Water Rail was heard calling from in front of the hide and the Reed Bunting roost seemed fairly sizeable. Three Shelduck flew north through the valley, first I've seen here for a while. Lots of geese and swans about but didn't see any Whoopers.
Will be off looking for Waxwings tomorrow, seems to be hundreds in the York area today. What price for a Cedar Waxwing!