Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rainy Tophill.......

Grey Squirrel.

Male Blackbird.

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.

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