The 3rd was a lot more productive!! Out & about with Andy Jones we started off at Upper Longdon,Staffs with the Great Grey Shrike showing well (No pictures as it was more of a birding day!!) Then off to Swithland Reservoir,Leics for the Velvet Scoters (2 females still present with 1 showing quite well) Photos below
We then headed back to Warks looking for & just missing the Firecrest at Hams Hall (But some of the lads who dipped on NYD managed to connect!!) before heading for Lea Marston where the Long-tailed Duck has been joined by a 2nd bird also female Scaup still present,finished the day off at Shustoke with both the Great Northern Divers showing well (Scope views) Not a bad day at all!!!