Very little birding this weekend. Friday night was a Christmas party which was quite fun then Saturday I was working for the day. Sunday morning I headed out on my push bike and rode 32 miles, this took me over the 1000 mile mark for this calendar year, tidy, then after the ride and my brecky I headed to Whitemoor Haye and noted the following.
1 Kingfisher, several Tufties, Coot, Mallard and Wigeon. These could not be counted as a) I am still without a scope and most of the birds were distant and b) the sun was very bright and shining right on the lake making out the birds very difficult. I could definitely make out 1 drake Goldeneye and also noted 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 44+ Lapwing, 20+ Skylark, 1 male Sparrowhawk and several Fieldfare.
Next weekend is also looking a bit of a non-birding weekend as I am working Saturday and then Sunday a few of us are heading to Derby shopping and maybe the odd cheeky beer.