After the terrible weather over Christmas, I was determined to get out on New Years Day. The light however was still not great and the wind blowing well. I went over to Pennington Flash and found some Goldeneye in close. A good way to start the year as they are so often out of range and one of my favourite ducks.
Unfortunately the light was to poor for some close encounters with both Shoveler and Gadwall. The place got busy really quickly and a stop a short while at the feeding station.
A bullfinch eating sunflower seed.
A Blue tit
and a female Reed Bunting
Overall an enjoyable start to 2007, and I wish you all a very Happy New Year.