|A particularly Bold Dunnock|
|Great Crested Grebe|
|Visible Reed Warbler|
|Inquisitive Reed Warbler|
|Black neck grebe record|
|The reedies at Willington were nowhere near as confining as those at Attenborough|
After an overnight stop in York I debated nipping over to North Cave in search of the red necked phalarope that had been seen over the weekend, but decided that I didn't fancy extending my drive. Instead I dropped quickly into North Duffield Carrs, adding whimbrel to the year list, before hitting the motor way. At junction 49 I spotted a red kite overhead (second sighting here in six trips).
After another 2 and a half hours driving I took a break at Baron's Haugh in Motherwell, where a handsome drake garganey was feeding with gadwall and teal. Then stopped briefly in at Lochwinnoch to say hi to everyone (and replace my decrepit collins guide). There were the usual odds and sods kicking about, and a wheatear on the turned soil in front of the visitors centre.
|Swallow daft enough to try and take a short-cut through the visitor's centre at Lochwinnoch|