Andy Johnston spotted an Osprey today. He picked it up near Scruton and watched it follow the river downstream over Morton bridge before it flushed the large gathering of gulls near Swalefields. There has been a bird at Nosterfield for the last couple of weeks and also reports of a bird near Great Langton so there is a reasonable chance of further sightings in the parish.
I had a quick look for it this evening, no luck but the three Mandarin were still present. It was also the first time since early April that I didn’t see a single Swallow or martin along the river.