Roy also captured these of some of the other stars of the reservoir at the moment - a fine drake pintail:
And the now showy goldeneye:
The red head smew was still present today on Watton NR, and up to two pink footed geese was present too there most days. John Prentice recorded 24 barnacle geese there on Monday and the nest box team a male marsh harrier on Tuesday. Martin recorded a welcome mediterranean gull on the roost on Sunday evening after a pretty dry spell for interest - along with two adult lesser black backed's - the start of spring? Perhaps indicated too by 5 shelduck now on site and the return of the oystercatchers on Saturday. Hopefully the willow tit in the woods is there to breed too. Steve Routledge recorded the final scaup sighting along with a nice flock of redpoll on Saturday - pictures on his blog here. An otter sighting from last Friday too - hunting for 30 minutes on Watton NR.