Very busy day on the reserve today

before we  had even left the visitor centre on the camera we saw the Kingfishers mating

Bumblebees, and lots of insects about


Teal, Shoveler, Gadwall, Black headed gull, Coot, Moorhen

Little Grebe, Buzzard, Cettis (H) Chiifchaff(H) 

Pair of Stock Doves coming out of right hand owl box

Juvenile Lesser Black Backed gull

Juvenile Herring gull

Tufted Duck

PM - Redshank - pair of Oystercatchers- Snipe - Cormorant


Robin, Dunnock, Pheasant,Blue tit Great tit, Blackbird,Wren,Magpie, Goldcrest - Chaffinch

Tern hide

Heron, Gadwall large number - Shoveler (30Male)  Cormorant

Moorhen,Coot Little Grebe, Canada Goose - Lesser Black backed gull

Ashby Hide

Snipe- Wren Coot

Female Pochard On reedbed off trail

Kingfisher Hide

Kingfisher Male - very active fishing- Female also seen by other visitors

Long tailed tits - Goldcrest - Blue tit - Crow

 2 Buzzard - thought it was 3 but as they flew over one was a Red Kite - got some lovely views

Chiffchaffs heard all over the reserve as well as Cettis

As leaving in the car park Female Kestrel 

speaking to other visitors also seen Mediterranean Gull ,Sand Martin, Blackcap