Great Spotted Woodpecker
Another trip to Top Hill Low, this time to try and photograph a couple of drake Smews that have been present on Watton Pits for the last few days. A very disappointing day really, firstly not much bird life, secondly no Smews and finally crap weather.
There was a fair few species of wildfowl present with Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Mallard and Gadwall. A Great Spotted Woodpecker followed me along the path as i approached the first hide of the day and huge flocks of Lapwings were congregating on the fields behind the reserve.