24/12 12+ Waxwings in Brough on Trent Walk mid Monday morning.
25/12 Went to Tophill Low NR with Roy on Christmas morning. Approaching the entrance the water levels on Watton Carrs seemed to be up since Sunday.
Christmas dinner at Tophill Low NR.
Started in carpark hide and counted 9 Pintails on D reservoir but no sign of the Smew.
Walked south and had c12 Siskin and a Lesser Redpoll by South Lagoon.
Male Siskin by N.Lagoon.
Mr and Mrs Slack had had a Waxwing in South Scrub late morning but it didn’t hang around for us but we did have a Woodcock leaving Watton NR hide. Watton NR and Barmston Drain are now contiguous. Tony McLean had earlier viewed this scene from the public hide. A hard enough trip with out the flood. You’re a better man than me Tony.
Barmston Drain now flowing into Watton NR.
Had a few minutes in North Marsh hide late afternoon but no Otter then joined Martin H for the gull roost. Had adult Med Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. Martin also had had Siskin, Lesser Redpoll and Woodcock at the north end as well as failing to see Otter. On Monday he had had an adult and first winter Mediterranean Gull.
With the milder weather and currently day night, got the moth trap out tonight. Hopefully get one back on Andy Nun.