Not a lot to report on a very cold and generally miserable day. I braved the wintery showers at lunchtime to check if the great crested grebes were still on Crookes Valley Lake, and sure enough they were, with a terrible record shot taken through the sleet. I wonder how long they’ll stay?
Probably the biggest surprise of the day was a report of a rock pipit at Crookes Valley Park earlier in the morning! Instead of getting annoyed at one that got away, I’m going to take it more as encouraging that urban birding can throw up surprises where you least expect them.