Had a trip to Whitby today calling in first at Lockwood Beck where there were 3 Crossbill in the tops of the trees and a flock of Goldfinch.
Then onto Scaling Dam where there was a Red Breasted Goose in amongst the Grey Lags and Canada Geese. Luckily it was close in front of the hide feeding and walking between the sleepy Grey Lags. There are no rings on it and it is the right time for them to occur - although they are rare. But an escapee is also not ruled out - although I would expect that to be ringed. Also a Buzzard over the moor just hanging in the wind for ages
At Whitby there was a smashing Red Throated Diver between the piers and swimming quite close to the pier - but as it was a shopping trip - I didnt take my camera with me - mistake.