A male Red-crested Pochard made a colourful addition to the wildfowl on Village Bay on Monday. A pair of Ruddy Shelduck put in a good show earlier in the week and a large party of Black-tailed Godwits stopped off briefly at the weekend. Several recent sightings of Bittern perhaps hint at a possible nesting attempt on the reserve. Raptors have been showing well in the past day with a female Marsh Harrier seen from Pickup Hide and a number of Hobby sightings, including two together from Pickup Hide. There have been lots of Kingfisher sightings, including an adult and a juvenille seen together. So at least some survived the recent flooding. There are also a lot of juvenille Green Woopeckers around the reserve so they have obviously had a good breeding year too.
had a great day today saw my first marsh harrier and 2 hobbys at pickup hide several kingfishers and had several good encounters with a family of six jays also 3 green and 6 spotted woodpecker sightings a great day in a great place