The wader spectacle continues – here’s a quick update of what’s been spotted at the reserve.

This week’s (so far) star bird is wood sandpiper. There has been at least 2 of these little beauties showing between marshland and xerox hides.

Other sightings include:-

Spotted redshank

Green shank

Common redshank

Snipe

Dunlin

Common sandpiper

Black tailed godwit

Green sandpiper

Little egret

Lapwing

Grey plover

Water rail

Spoonbill

 

Hobby

Sparrow hawk

Marsh harrier

Kestrel

Barn owl

 

Sedge warbler

Reed warbler

Tree creeper

 Bittern have been seen regularly – Singleton hide seems a favoured spot.

 Grey wagtails have been spotted as well as yellow and pied wagtails, the latter often feeding youngsters.

 Great crested grebe spotted as well as a plethora of little grebes with lots of youngsters around too.

Black tailed godwits moving around the reserve.

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