A visit to Sywell Country Park this morning provided a flock of six Waxwings briefly by the main car park at about 10.30am. There were also at least 12 Lesser Redpolls present and I had a poor view of a larger and paler 'redpoll' with them but the light was awful and the whole flock was typically flighty. Siskins seem to be everywhere at the minute and there were a good 100+ present. A couple of Grey Wagtails were also there.
John Woollett and his ringing team enjoyed a good session at Stortons Gravel Pits yesterday, catching 80 birds of which 45 were new. Highlights included a new Water Rail, a Brambling and 6 Lesser Redpolls. No Waxwing though!