A really tough day birding around Tyresta today, the reason for going was to film Dipper among the falls at Nyfors. Quite incredibly, none were present. This was very unusual as the birds are present all year round at this site and late winter sees a paean in numbers, indeed, up to a dozen were recorded here about ten days ago. Why they were not present I do not know, though I will try again in a few weeks.
The darkness of the weather was also a little tough today, there was generally very little around. The best was a group of 11 Hawfinch seen early one at a known site for the species. Apart from that it was common species all day, with my first Greenfinches of the year among other regular species. I decided to shoot some video footage in the area and put together a small video on my return home, which you can view here. Alas, it is without the expected Dippers!