Highlights this morning included six bullfinches and two goldcrests glimpsed through the wholly unwelcome fence around Freeman's Wood. A drumming woodpecker was heard further in.
On the nearby SPA around 500 pink-footed geese and one Eurasian white-fronted goose were using Aldcliffe Marsh. One of the pink-feet was a striking leucistic individual (tonally very similar to a juvenile glauc) which has recently been observed feeding near Cockerham.
A peregrine was agitating around a thousand lapwings and a raven was seen collecting sticks.