On Saturday, 7th January the very strong winds had blown down our Jasmine and Honeysuckle plants alongside 2 Trellis' completely destroyed, what great weather we are having, not! Third time unlucky (in 2012) on a very windy afternoon (always bad for spotting birds) , and inevitably yet again I failed to see the RFB from Fritton woods, the windy conditions certainly didn't help. 2 female Marsh Harriers were seen and around 20 Pink-feet and a Chinese Water Deer seen. Marsh Tit, Treecreeper 2, Coal Tit also seen all in a sunny spot around a tree and bushes by the entrance track, a nice interlude in an otherwise birdless weekend. Ruddy Shelduck seen distantly from the A143 (too distantly to photograph) with the group of Egyptian Geese.
Sunday after a very nasty migraine cut short any morning birding activity, a look at the Drive Reydon (driven by Jenny, I couldn't drive following this morning's bad head) on 2 occasions this afternoon failed to reveal any Waxwings. 1 female Marsh Harrier flew over Potters Bridge marshes.