Annika Forsten and I started this morning at Wilstone – having been surprised to find that it wasn’t too foggy and that you could see things. A quick foray to the jetty yielded nothing, but the walk to the hide allowed us to see Common Sandpiper and a single Greenshank (we had two yesterday). Returning back to the car park we scanned again and found a BLACK-NECKED GREBE out amongst the barley bales. It then flew over the bales to the area of open water adjacent to the reeds and Cemetery Corner.
A “foreign trip” up to Ivinghoe Beacon didn’t produce much as we missed the earlier Redstart. The only visible migration was a couple of Siskins flying over – not exactly Lapland Buntings! (Roy Hargreaves)