We had a lazy day on our last day doing some tidying and gentle packing ready for a quick(ish) getaway on the Saturday. Having done those jobs we decided on a walk along the river Kent for an hour or so before returning for tea. It was clear, bright, sunny and warm at 19C. It was beautiful wandering down the river and we saw dipper, pied and grey wagtails and goosander. I was surprised and pleased to photograph a colour ringed grey wagtail and on returning home enjoyed a flurry of correspondence with some people from Cumbria Birders and Heysham bird observatory. The bird was ringed as a 1st winter bird at Middleton Nature Reserve near Heysham on 31.8.20. Apparently it's their first recovery from the River Kent and had travelled 38km. It has been posted in the Heysham Bird Observatory report for Monday 26th April. Click this link to see more.
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