Our monthly WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey) count is part of a national scheme coordinated by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). All water birds using the site are counted on a monthly basis and the data used nationally to look at trends of these important species. Volunteer Warden, Ben Sofflet conducted January's count and here are his results....

58 wigeon

3 mallard

2 teal

1 shoveler

36 lapwing

220 black-headed gull

42 herring gull

1 lesser black-backed gull

Wigeon - our living lawnmowers! Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)