Too good to stay indoors on the computer all morning, so did a quick recce along the Rye Farm track.  Probably 5 Chiffchaffs and a Goldcrest flitting around by the ponds, and a Water Rail feeding nonchalantly at the back.  There were 8 Bewick’s Swans just west of Buckwish, the usual geese and ducks, though only spotted one pair of Gadwall.  There was an unusual Canada/Greylag hybrid, rather a pretty goose, and different from the other hybrids we have seen in recent years.

Val Bentley, 1st February 2024



The hybrid goose



Bewick’s in a flap

Water Rail