The Horned Lark at Staines Reservoir. The weather was not great Saturday morning but great to see this bird which had been present earlier in the winter but then went missing for quite a few weeks.
A mainly grey and quite cold day at Dungeness. Best birds were Glaucous and Caspian Gulls, pair of Smew, Black-throated Diver, Tree Sparrows and Great White Egret. There were 1000’s of Guillemots, 100’s of Great-crested Grebes and quite a few Red-throated Divers offshore of the fishing boats.
Great White Egret
We joined 7500+ Luton supporters in Newcastle for this F A cup game. The game was won by Newcastle in a ten minute spell in the first half when they scored 3 goals. Luton played well in the second half when they scored an early goal, had another incorrectly disallowed and hit the bar from a free kick.
A rare sight these days since the DEFRA cull. They almost wiped them out but there are still a few left, this one was at Wilstone Reservoir today.
Coming back from an unsuccessful trip to Pitsford Reservoir for a Corys Shearwater we stopped off at the impressive Cardington Hangars to see Airlander 10 the worlds biggest airliner. It is 92 metres long and weighs 20 tonnes. A few days later it broke free from its mooring and crashed into a field injuring two people. Cardington hangars are massive and can be seen from some distance when driving on the A421 near Bedford.