Good morning. Apologies about the lack of updates this week, we have all been very busy here.

On Friday, there was a great white egret on the washland along with two black tailed godwits. A water pipit was also feeding near the Washland viewpoint.

Fast-forward to Monday and these fabulous kingfisher pictures were taken from New Fen viewpoint:

Image credits: Ian Ireland

Thank you very much to Ian for sharing these great images with us.

There were two common buzzards over the visitor centre mid-morning and one of them was doing a very convincing impression of a rough legged buzzard. Although it had a white tale and a black terminal band, it wasn't big enough and the rest of the plumage didn't match unfortunately which was a shame! 

I saw two great white egrets from the Washland viewpoint at lunchtime and the leucistic wren was seen near New Fen viewpoint. A grey wagtail also made a brief appearance at the edge of the visitor centre pond.

Volunteer Paul spent some time up at the Washland viewpoint yesterday and he came back with quite an impressive list and here it is:

A muntjac deer was feeding at the edge of the entrance track as I drove in this morning. A water rail was feeding in front of the Washland viewpoint and three probable hawfinches flew over which is a great record for here.

We hope to see you soon!