Had a very pleasant but very cold afternoon at Upton on Thursday with out friends Tim & Wendy.
We started at the flashes, parking at the Sailing Club, the Sailing Club, as we walked down the steps onto the reserve, this little chappy presented itself;
I was please that the Whooper Swan was still there as this was a first for us at Upton. We added to our duck tally, with Shoveler, Shelduck, Pochard and a solitary Tufted Duck. Like the Flashes earlier there were also plenty of Teal and Mallard about. There were also quite a few cormorants too.
The light at this stage was very poor with the sun dropping in front, so I didn't bother with any photos from here. We had planned to go over to the other side of the Moors to the concrete hide, but with the light fading and also because we had got very cold sitting around we decided to head home.
A quiet but lovely afternoon was had and a good start to our birding year.