Hello everyone, 

We are back for another week with the lockdown sightings blog and we have some exciting news to bring you. We have opened our trails and car park, but please be mindful that it has limited capacity. Our visitor centre, toilets and hides remain closed. We urge our visitors to please stay local to your nearest reserves and greenspaces. Anyone choosing to visit should observe all current government advice around social distancing and hygiene. For more details of the reopening please see: https://community.rspb.org.uk/…/f…/posts/a-partial-reopening. In addition to the most recent observations (see below), there are several breeding birds on sight, including avocets (with 115 adults on nests and chicks out and about), shovelers (double brood of 20) lapwings and more. Please find below the latest sightings for May, enjoy.

Monday 18:

Spoonbill – 1

Wood sandpiper – 1

Mediterranean gull – 2

Tuesday 19:

Turtle dove – 1

Peregrine – 1

Common sandpiper – 1

Mediterranean gull – 1

Barnacle geese – 2

Wednesday 20:

Wheatear – 1

Whooper swan – 1

Garganey – 1

Cuckoo – 1

Little gull – 1

Black tern – 1

Thursday 21:

Greenshank – 1

Little gull – 1

Little stint -1

Friday 22:

Curlew sandpiper – 1

Little stint – 1

Sanderling – 1

Greenshank – 1

Whooper swan – 1

Thank you! 

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