Bird of the week has been a white fronted goose which joined the seemingly resident canada on Hempholme Meadow which turned up on Sunday and was still there today. A pink footed goose on Watton last Sunday too created a near wintry feel. 2 kingfishers made an unseasonal return to North Marsh where bullfinches have been quite active; thanks to Darren Smith for this one:
Elsewhere marsh and willow tit in the woods have been joined by siskins on the feeders.
But we're thinking of spring now; chiefly on the South Marsh East. There's now a substantial depth of water but an awful lot of vegetation to cut to re-open the vista for breeding birds from invasive willow saplings; Rob and Ken turn the clock back 70 years or so in a pre war Hull Valley scene: