Building up the walking now and hopefully on the road to recovery! Checked out some local spots the last few days with walks on Skipwith Common and Wheldrake Ings. Mostly standard fare, highlights being Whooper Swan, Green Woodpecker, Ruff. Also a good number of roaming White-fronted Geese (12 at Wheldrake this am), accompanied by some Barnacle Geese of dubious origin! Water levels receding now at Duff, with Whooper herd now reverting to their traditional routine of spending the day on the adjacent farmland. "Reported birds" being a female Brambling at Bank Island and a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker around Wheldrake car park. I will continue with this Blog but post frequency will depend on health situation...as Jack Bauer would say!!