• Looking good so far

    It has been an exciting start to the week so far with sightings of a Common Redstart seen near the visitor centre on Monday. These small thrushes are starting to head towards their wintering grounds in Africa and are now turning up in places away from there usual breeding grounds.

    There has also been a report of a whooper Swan seen down at the Lin Dike part of the reserve, as well as Little Egrets, Green Sandpipers, Dunlin…

    • 24 Aug 2010
  • They're Starting to Move!

    Waders are being seen more and more frequently now at the reserve as the breeding season is coming to an end. A lot of birds are moving away from their breeding sites and starting to head to different feeding grounds in preparation for their winter migrations. Greenshank, Common and Green Sandpipers and Dunlin are regularly being spotted from various parts of the reserve. Pickup hide, Lin Dike and along the Flashes are all…

    • 18 Aug 2010
  • Out and about

    The start of this week has seen reports of visits from the loveable Little Egrets, as well as Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank. Most of the sightings were made from either Lin Dike or Pickup hide, which are the best hides on the reserve to see waders. There are the usual suspects too, which include Little Ringed Plover, Common Terns, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and a few reports of Snipe. Snipe are regulars here to the reserve…

    • 11 Aug 2010
  • Not to shabby

    There has been lots of activity around the reserve today starting with 3 Little Egrets seen from Lin Dike hide, feeding on Spoonbill Flash. From the same place there were Green and Redshank also spotted along with 5 Dunlin and 3 Little Ringed Plover. There were sightings of around 20 Common Terns fishing over Moat as well as Ringed Plover at the waters edge.

    Loads of usual suspects seen from our Pickup hide also today…

    • 3 Aug 2010