More write up on Erich's blog. The other highlight which is something of a long stayer, white fronted goose on Watton NR (HVWG):
The woods have turned up more siskins, lesser redpoll, bullfinch and jay. Here was Roy Vincent's possible last chiffchaff of the year from Thursday:
Though Graham Slack reported a blackcap - not necessarily a last of but possibly another Germanic invader. Pied wagtail by Roy:
Roy also got some excellent pictures of some of the winter thrushes like these redwing:
It would seem that Roy is the man to follow at the moment with three otter sightings in as many days - including one running along the woodland ride from North Marsh this morning! All these sightings seem to be coming in at around 9am at the moment if you fancy trying to spot one on North marsh. Alternatively the Robert Fuller Gallery is running an otter field signs walk at the reserve on Sunday - all the details are on their website.
And finally thanks to the persistence of Doug Fairweather the fungi list creeps ever closer to 300 for site; One is a Helvella sp. known collectively as Saddles. Even though Helvella crispa (White Saddle) is classed as widespread and common it was still a great find DF:
Number two is a bracket found on a dead Larch. This required help from Michael Jordan. Ischnoderma benzoinum (Benzoin Bracket) is classed as rare in his book, other books say uncommon, but it is certainly not run of the mill: