Goosander – 28th December

The Ouse Dyke has lost its Little Egrets for the time being, but a nice male Brambling was in the hedge alondside it this morning. There were still lots of winter thrushes about, mostly Redwings and Blackbirds with just a few Fieldfares. On the river were some Goldeneyes and then two immature male and a female Goosander swam into view.  A Willow Tit was noted along the  Lower  Path.  The Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit are still frozen but there is little sign of snow on the ground now. PS/AE.