Sunday 09 January – Westhay Moor NNR Leader : Nigel Kempson

A slightly earlier start than normal for 13 members including the leader but it was worth it. Our route took us up
Dagg’s Lane Drove and over to London Drove. Along the way we visited a number of hides with varying success
but avoided The Mire as it was flooded. The weather was benign although there was a little sun and in total the
group recorded 59 species The best total count was 800 Wigeon. Shoveler came in at 100. The Lapwings were
displaying well in their flocks as were the Golden Plovers with total counts at 500 and 50 respectively. My
highlights were the Siskin and Redpoll so my thanks to the eagle-eyed spotter. There was also a lovely pair of
Goosanders earlier in the morning and a large flock of Cattle Egrets (51). Water Rail was heard but not seen. It
was a great morning and many thanks to Nigel for his leadership. Beth Yate