Sunday, 6 January 2013

WAXWINGS at College Lake BBOWT - and BITTERNS at Marsworth

Thanks to a call from Mike Collard this morning I was able to see my first WAXWINGS of the year and my first for College Lake. A very gloomy day but the two birds were enjoyed by a number of people (record shot attached above). There were also 5 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS present (2 drakes).

A brief visit to Wilstone Reservoir produced the resident Marsh Tits and a Nuthatch as well as the long staying WATER PIPIT.

A number of Siskins were in the Alders at Tringford along with the redhead SMEW.

Dave Hutchinson

Then, at dusk, David Bilcock, Steve Rodwell and Roy Hargreaves had 2 EURASIAN BITTERNS in the Marsworth Reedbed

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