Went round a number of sites this morning checking on some Rookeries and Heronries.
I also tied in looking for Wheatears (where are they)!!!? Not a sign of any at Mankinholes and Longfield, Crimsworth Dean, Fly Flats or Ovenden Moor etc. with the usual traditional early spots checked.
Plenty of Meadow Pipits about - all over the place along with a few alba wagtails - I guess they are 'movers' brought down in the heavy showers and snow on the tops earlier on today. Also good numbers of Curlew about on the moors and in-bye. 2 Oystercatchers at the head of Crimsworth Dean along with 3 Kestrels, a distant Common Buzzard and 2 Redwing.