22nd December 2013
A quick visit to Amwell to see if I could find the male Smew that had been seen at Tumbling Bay the day before. I walked the full length of the lake, right up to Ware, checking all the overhanging trees and bays but to no avail. Then, just as I was about to give up and head back, a number of the local passerines were getting a little agitated. I instinctively looked up and there right above me was a magnificent Red Kite just circling aimlessly around. If you had reported that 20 years ago, nobody would have believed you.