I then headed over to Castle Howard to see if there was anything on the lake. Fairly quiet there to be honest, lots of Coots today, 3 Goosander and the female Scaup still present too. The gull roost was quite impressive, mainly Common and Black-headed Gulls with five Herring Gulls noted and one 1st winter Mediterranean Gull with a very smart 'zorro-mask'. There was also at least 52 Cormorant present.
'Normal' Ruff (phone-scoped)
'Funky' Ruff (phone-scoped through vegetation)
Bewick's Swans (phone-scoped)
Sunset at Castle Howard
Nice Barn Owl on the drive home too.