Today an excursion south to Berkshire was a change of scenery and a search for a wintering Pallas's Warbler, a rare occurrence in the UK. Moor Green Lakes was the venue, a well managed reserve associated with a chain of gravel pits south of Wokingham divided by the River Blackwater (www.mglg.org.uk). The warbler gave us the run around and we didn't see it until in to the afternoon. Sadly it remained high in the tree tops and close views and good images were not possible.
Whilst looking up, the air traffic from Heathrow was ever present but I don't think we were guilty of constant plane-spotting!
While we were there, the day list included Kingfisher, Egyptian and Barnacle Geese, Mandarin Duck, Goosander, Grey Wagtail, Red Kite and Green Sandpiper. Four Barn Owls showed well in the winter sunshine...