I then had to head for Kings Lynn to pick up birding mate for the day - Nick Moran, his train was suddenly cancelled for no apparent reason & without warning, thanks East Midlands Trains! Sat around waiting for an hours & in the meantime I received a message from Andy & Robert who had clinched a Water Pipit on call overhead at Redwell, despite my sniping about the difficulties of the Water/Scandi Rock call id they were adamant & I was left gripped & still sat waiting for Nick & EMT!
We eventually made it out & re-checked the afforementioned Waxwing location, no sign!
At Holme a visit to Redwell revealed no pipits at all, let alone anything remotely spinoletta or littorals. Although 1-2 Snipe flew over & at last a decent new year bird was added!
At Gore Pt we scanned the sea for a couple of hours, the 1st summer Black-throated Diver was again present, several Red-throats, Red B- Mergansers mainly west & Great crested Grebes on sea. Plus a Common Porpoise briefly
Although already added to the YL today, it was really interesting picking a Snipe up around 2 miles out to sea & watching it arrive over land high in the sky.