22nd January

In welcome contrast to yesterday's unpleasant conditions today offered glorious sunshine and, with the wind having abated, a modicum of warmth. A Marsh Harrier over Weston was a good mid-winter sighting, whilst a couple more cold weather refugees showed up: a Jack Snipe at the Bill and a Snipe at Broadcroft. Regulars included 12 Goosanders at Ferrybridge, 6 Purple Sandpipers at the Bill and 3 Red-throated Divers through on the sea there.

Short-eared Owl © Andy Mitchell: