On Saturday I went to WWT Washington hoping to practice photography, which I did despite the bad weather. At the woodland hide there was a Willow Tit, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a unusual Pheasant and lots of other common woodland birds. Yesterday I visited the SOC headquarters in Aberlady Bay, East Lothian. I would recommend a visit if you are nearby. Birdwise it was quite quiet though 7+ Velvet Scoters, a Long-tailed Duck and a wader roost containing at least 50 Grey Plover were seen. I didn't take any photos at Aberlady Bay because the weather was extermely poor.