An enjoyable walk round this developing site with Caroline and Steve Lewis from the York Press. Freezing cold but pleasant nonetheless with signs of spring including a displaying pair of Oystercatchers on one of the islands and a little bird song. Tree Sparrows and Redwings skulked in the bushes along Dryham Lane but we failed to see the reported Hawfinch. On the water, several duck species were present including Shelduck, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Teal and Wigeon. Close views from the excellent hides allowed good views. A Kestrel dispatching a vole on a post and a small flock of Redshank were the only other birds of note. See Steve's article here.