a free car-park pass to save us having to explain that we are not visiting the 'attraction!'. To be fair they don't usually charge us but no-one has ever mentioned this free pass before.
I think all local birders (Simon) should go and get one, rather than paying to park there.
We were hoping for better views of the Wryneck today but didn't see it although we know some others did, and along with most of the other birders, we couldn't find the Rustic Bunting.
We did see the Melodious Warbler but it was so difficult to get a shot, it stayed in the middle
of the bushes most of the time.
Took this Starling because I think they very under-rated, love the colours on this one.
The rest are from Stithians Reservoir.
This poor Gull looks like he has a hole in the lower bill (from a fishing hook,maybe), and his tongue appears to be hanging through it. Thought the duck was a Wigeon at first but the
green flash on the wing makes me think it may be a cross with a Teal.