Undoubted highlight of the week was on the evening of Wednesday the 25th - a little stint on South Marsh West which had later moved to Watton NR. No sign the next morning - but the first since the D res was drained in 2007. Up to four snipe and a greenshank on the South Marsh East amongst the new scrapes which now have some water in:
In the meantime a smattering of the regulars - mash harriers, hobbys, marsh tit and med gulls; not to mention the stalwart kingfishers. Many thanks to Oliver Wright for these cracking pictures from last weekend:
Martin Hodges got an excellent count last Saturday of 38 pintail on Watton NR. Tony McLean who is often to be found on the reserve has just given a heart felt posting on his site which is well worth a read - again all we can hope is that the Reserve finds a conscientious new owner.
Still a few migrant hawkers about: