Cold weather, work and Christmas demands have limited our birding . . . but managed to get out at sunrise this morning.
I briefly saw what I think was a Northern Shrike . . . but my view wasn’t good/long enough to call it as a first of the year sighting. The rest of the day was the usual winter water birds . . . highlighted by a raft of Ring-neck Ducks (not sure why they call it a Ring-neck as it does not have a ring on the neck).