Winding down after the festivities or in my case non festivities of Christmas. A few gentle family walks, a mountain of pork products consumed but very little birding. Did have a stroll around Middleton Lakes to count Stonechats and visited the Shustoke 3 today but that's about it. I wish I could say I was storing up energy for a New years blast but I think a more sedate and dignified start to the years birding is called for. I'm going to do a 3 part Review of 2014 - best birds/photos of Warks birds, UK birds and Western Palearctic birds. It's been an epic year's birding, with various trips and twitches and a couple of local finds thrown in.
1w drake Scaup, Shustoke Res.
Red crested Pochard