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