Picked up some birds for our year list today when we were out and about. A pair of Goosander were on the River Leven at Hutton Rudby but distant. Further up the road at Sexhow we came across a good flock of Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Brambling.
We came across 15 Whooper Swan near Lakeside Café near Scorton later in the day. A nice day although the weather was a bit overcast and chilly.
What a week it has been. The weather has been abysmal with snow and very low temperatures.
Travelling to and from work for my son and husband has been anything but good and I was glad each day to know when they had arrived safely. As for myself, who lives 5 minutes from the school where I work, well we have had three snow days!
This has given me plenty of time to feed and watch the birds in the garden.
Here are a few pictures of our 'firsts for the garden' birds.
We hope you like looking at them.
And a local Barn Owl when we managed to get out yesterday.