Had mixed feelings Thursday morning. Day off so wouldn’t be walking the icy streets in sub-zero temperatures but still would be have go out birding at some point.

Went to Paull with Martin L and Roy late morning. However on reaching the ‘fisherman’s” car-park decided it was too bleak to be out so headed for the “comfort” of the Hornsea Mere hide. We didn’t sees Tuesday’s scoters nor did Martin or Roy yesterday. However they were still in on the mere in an area not viewable from the hide.

Went to Tophill Low NR this afternoon. Away from the main routes the roads were very treacherous and it was a sign of their dedication that the volunteers had made it in.


Tophill Low NR warden and volunteers “working hard” in South Scrub.


Drake Goldeneye D res.

Had 8 Siskin in tree tops in the car-park.

Headed south. Still hundreds of Redwing and Fieldfare particularly in South Scrub. No sign yet of any Smew on Watton NR but had a nice pair of Pintail.


Drake Pintail Watton NR


Birders in the snow

16 Waxwings in Brough at Trent Walk this afternoon.

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