Highlight was a Little Egret, the first we've seen at this site, and quite uncommon so far inland. Apart from that it was a standard wildfowl count really.
From here a jaunt up to Corby Crags to check for some dragonflies was quite a good diversion.
Masses of Black Darters, with two or three Common Hawkers along the rides, a single, tiny, Common Lizard posed well and the birds were quite active too - 13+ Crossbill, several Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch, 3+ Goldcrest and 6+ Chiffchaff.
|The view from Corby Crags. Proper Northumberland...|
|Fungi sp, to be id'd...maybe Melanoleuca cognata?|
|John 'Insect Magnet' Rutter finds photographing Black Darter tricky...|
|Common Hawker ovipositing.|