Well it was a great day here on the patch and well worth an update on the now virtually moribund blog, an anachronistic dinosaur indeed in the brave new world of tweeting and all the instant instant gratification it affords.
The cause of all the excitement came to light when a small group of Lapwings flew over. Amongst them was a smaller paler wader which I at first expected to be a Golden Plover but the reddish/orange legs and bill revealed it to be a Ruff - a genuine Winterton tick for me.
The excitement continued when I got home in the form of a group of five, or maybe even six, Great Tits in the garden, easily beating my previous record of three.
The icing on the cake was another brief sighting of the male Reed Bunting in the garden.
Other birds seen today included upto 15 Common Buzzards, 4 or 5 Red Kites and a White-tailed Eagle.