Elsewhere marsh harrier, common buzzard, peregrine falcon and sparrowhawk all reported on site. Lesser redpoll, treecreeper and bullfinch in the woods, barn owl north scrub, 70 curlew on Watton NR. 6 pintail and a red-head smew on D res with 2 red-head goosander (Erich has some nice shots on his blog here as does Martin) to finish along with mediterranean gull on the roost; masses of gulls enjoying the invertebrates flushed out of Decoy fields:
As ever though it would seem rude not to record the exceptional events - Watton Beck still overflowing onto the Carrs this morning:
site. Hopefully a drier spell will give it chance to recover to an extent.
Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to all our readers! And an opportunity to say a big thank you to the team of volunteers and visitors that have contributed so much to the running and enjoyment of the reserve this year.