Welcome to my blog!..This will be used as a diary of my many days out chasing rare birds,local birding and my experiences in the fantastic natural world of the UK,with a scattering of photos thrown in as well.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Resting waterfowl,Watton Borrow Pits.
D-res Gull roost.
With a fairly crap forecast today and a planned family visit later in the day,i headed for Tophill Low near Watton village in East Yorkshire.I spent at least 7 hours on site,walking all the areas including Hempholme lock,'D' and 'O' Res and Watton nature reserve.Very few highlights were observed today,but the best were a single Brambling and Grey Wagtail in the car park area and at least 2 Lesser Redpoll in 'D' Res woods.Lots of winter visitors were seen around the reserve and included at least 20 Siskin,200+ Fieldfare and 50 Redwing.After much walking,i finished the day at D-Res for the gull roost and the thousands of gulls and waterfowl mixed with the gathering of roost bound Corvids made for an impressive sight as they all swirled around together,a cracking end to this dull day.