Happy New Year and all that...
Here are a few things I've been getting up to in the last couple of months, which really isn't a lot thanks to exams!
Some wonderful views of the female Smew were had today at Killingworth Lake, by far my best views of the species to date:
Winter wouldn't be complete without a shameful Waxwing twitch, and this year was no different, just before new year, I went for the Blyth birds, which showed (as ever) very well:
And finally, I now have access to Howdon Wetlands thanks to Colin B, so a twitch was very necessary to this newly-accessible site for one of my favourite ducks, the Green-winged Teal. It showed wonderfully, and again, the best views of this species to date. Just managed some digiscoped shots from the hide, that place has potential!
Digiscoped Green-winged Teal