Sightings from Boxing Day morning.
Stoneybeck Lake - 1 Shelduck, the hybrid Gadwall x Tufted Duck is now here, 1 Kestrel and 22 Curlew. (2 Black Swan's reported here on Christmas day morning with thanks to John Hunter).
Castle Lake - 2 Mute Swan, 3 Shelduck, 8 Tufted Duck (numbers slowly building), 1 male Goldeneye, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Snipe and 16 Redshank.
A1 Flashes - severely flooded with the footpath along the River Stell only just passable, 4 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron and 8 Pied Wagtail.
Low Hardwick - also flooded, 130 Greylag Geese, 50+ Canada Geese, 3 Barnacle Geese (first reported at Stoneybeck on Wednesday), 50+ Wigeon, 200+ Golden Plover, 300+ Lapwing, 50+ Curlew, 3 Pied Wagtail and 2 Meadow Pipit.