0730 start looking for a reported confiding otter at an east hull beauty spot aka middle hill nature reserve. Sadly not seen but has been present for the last week swimming past local fisherman. Headed to the mere to see if the Eurasian white fronts where still present, no sign of the geese but the Slav was still present by bouy 3. Drake goosander was a new bird in along with yesterday’s scaup. 3 bullfinch over south side, 90+ fieldfare and snipe on Martindown and confiding marsh harrier hunting over heslops. An hours sea watch from mapp produced drake eider,1 merg,3 scoter,120 teal, 104 wigeon and 8 red throat.
November 11, 2011