Following the huge passage of geese a few weeks ago, small numbers of whooper swans have been calling at Tindale Tarn from time to time on passage from Iceland (11 this morning, 21/11). A group of four female common scoters, usually found on the coast spent a day on the tarn (15/11). A single black redstart was spotted on the track between Stagsike and Howgill (see photos). Hen harrier, buzzard, kestrel, short-eared owl and merlin are all still present. 50 golden plover were seen at the top of Cold Fell last week, which should be at the coast by now!