|Grey Plover on a grey day|
A check of the local water bodies revealed a fair bit of ice, but there were 30 or so Pochard on Southmere, a 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull as well as a couple of larids with rings - one predictable NTGG bird and then a blue-ringed LBB Gull. It'll be interesting to find out where this bird came from as I've not had one of these before: -
|Blue-ringed 2nd-winter LBBG|
|Sussex-ringed Herring Gulls (white rings with black writing) are quite regular in the London area during the winter|
|Retarded 2cy Common Gull... an interesting bird|
|A pretty unusual midwinter Barwit at Crossness|
|colour-ringed Blackwit - think it's from a Suffolk ringing project...|
Frustratingly, probably the best birds of the day eluded me - as I was heading to Crossness early on, I had a skein of grey geese (presumably Pinks) north over Woolwich. But by the time I'd stopped and grabbed my bins, they were too far off to be sure.