12th February

On an unexpectedly decent day 3 Red-throated Divers passed though off the Bill, 4 Short-eared Owls and a Firecrest were about at the Bill, 2 more Firecrests and a Blackcap showed at Pennsylvania Castle, 8 Redwings and a Blackcap were at Easton and a Shelduck was at Ferrybridge.

The pleasant sunshine tempted singles of Red Admiral at Reap Lane and Peacock at Pennsylvania Castle onto the wing.

The recent owl-fest continued with both Barn Owl and Short-eared Owls showing nicely again this afternoon © Pete Saunders: