First stop was RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes, and not a lot was seen: Lots of Pheasants (hand reared for shooting no doubt) Crow, Greylag Geese, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker. (all these at the feeding station hide along with a Red Squirrel. Black-headed Gull. A few Red Kite were seen but not the hoped-for White-fronted Geese.
At RSPB Mereshead there were as follows:
Lots of Barnacle Geese
Blue Tit, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Reed Bunting , one Yellowhammer, Robin, Dunnock (at the feeding station). Common Crow, Teal, Shoveler, Pintail, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Possible Twite, Ringed Plover (both at beach) -see below my photos from Mersehead.
Also a few deer (Roe Deer).
Wigeon being a lifer also Barnacle Geese (these being genuine wild birds from the island of Svalbard.
An the way home along the M6, a flock of Lapwings, a murmuration of Starlings A Woodcock seen crossing the M6 motorway in semi-darkness