A quick trip up the M5 to Curry Moor, just outside Taunton, in Somerset this morning. The target was a herd of Whooper Swans that have been present some time. Despite the foul weather I eventually located them - thirteen in total, including seven juveniles. My photos are poor but good scope views were had. A pleasant trip out of swan-starved Exmouth. I've yet to record either Bewick's or Whooper Swans in Exmouth and I haven't seen a Whooper anywhere for years.
I've done very little birding lately but the drake Eider was on Cockle Sands, late in the afternoon, on the 10th and 11th, and a female-type Goldeneye was off Mudbank this afternoon, along with a single Pale-bellied Brent Goose. Eight Red-breasted Mergansers were off the Imperial.