Some good birds around this morning including Spotted Redshank, Marsh Harrier, Green Woodpecker and Kingfisher.
Started (and finished) today's birding with a look at Stoneybeck Lake were the only birds of note were 1 each of Greenshank and Green Sandpiper. A Great Spotted Woodpecker overflew towards the quarry.
Onto Castle Lake and straight to the hide from where the Spotted Redshank first reported yesterday evening duly obliged (picture below);
Others at Castle Lake during an extended circular walk included 2 Kestrel, 300 Lapwing, 3 Ruff, 1 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Swift and a Green Woodpecker near Davison's Farmyard.
Just before 10am the Lapwing flock went up and for a change the cause wasn't a Sparrowhawk but this;
Other birds in the Low Hardwick area included 4 Kestrel, Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Whitethroat, 2 Bullfinch and excellent views of a Kingfisher over the Moto-X Pools.
The A1 Flashes contained one each of Greenshank and Green Sandpiper.