Tuesday January 2nd
A visit between 2.30 and 4.30 today. Very breezy but bright.
Pretty quiet actually today. I only added one more species to my New Hythe list - a Shelduck on Abbey Mead. Also there were the pair of Goldeneye. A Bullfinch called along the river, but the tide was too high for any waders.
Needless to say there was no sign of the Bearded Tit at the Sunken Marsh, just a Kestrel a calling Cettis and a few Goldfinch and Redwing over.
The Ferruginous Duck was showing well on Brooklands again with the Pochard and Tufted Duck. Back around to the Millstream Lake hoping for a roosting Bittern - it didn't tonight but good views of two Water Rail here and the red head Goosander was still present.