Linda & I grabbed a quick couple of hours at Hardley Staithe, hoping for views of the Ring-necked Duck. Since it had been seen up until dark last night we were quite hopeful, but in the time we were there it failed to show among all the Pochard and Tufties. I suppose the most interesting thing we saw was a Grey Seal swimming strongly towards Cantley!
On the way home we diverted to the Beauchamp Arms: again, we blanked - no Black Redstart and no SEOs. However, there was a gorgeous male Green ('Chinese') Pheasant by the roadside. Why aren't these a separate species?