Went to Teesmarshes area specifically to see the Merlin and Woodcock. The Merlin had been reported at Seaton Snook all week, as I was walking out to the Snook I heard this skylark call above me looked and saw the Merlin chasing it around and it eventually caught it - typically I had scope over my shoulder and camera round my neck so I missed a great shot - good to see though.
At the snook there were Twite, RB mergansers, Grey Plover. But no woodcock - moved on to Saltholme in hope of the Water Rails, two were showing very well in front of hide so got super photos of them and reed buntings, also Skylark about but little else - didnt go to other hides as all lakes were still frozen over. Peregrine was also on the Power Station.