Good morning. This is probably the last chance that I am going to have to post some sightings for a while so without any further ado, here we go:

On Wednesday afternoon, two cranes were seen in flight from Joist Fen viewpoint and a pair of garganeys were seen in New Fen South, the newly cut area between Mere Hide and Joist Fen viewpoint. 

Two common lizards were basking in the sunshine alongside West Wood and I saw a great white egret from the Washland viewpoint. A common buzzard was circling over the visitor centre and a smart male siskin was showing well on the visitor centre feeders.

Suzanne did our second Common Bird Census survey (CBC) around Brandon Fen early yesterday morning.  Despite the fact that it was rather frosty, there were plenty of birds singing. We saw two great white egrets in flight over Brandon Fen and several deer. This included at least four roe deer and a muntjac deer

Later that morning,these smart reed buntings were photographed on the feeders in front of the photography station:

Image credits: Nigel Wallace

Thank you very much to Nigel for sharing these lovely images with us. 

As the day went on, two cranes were seen in flight from Joist Fen viewpoint. Two garganeys were seen in New Fen South along with eight common snipe. A bittern was also seen in flight from Joist Fen viewpoint.

I went out with my camera this morning and took these photos in the morning sunshine that I hope you like:

Image credits: David White

A ringed plover was displaying in front of the Washland viewpoint and a sedge warbler was singing at the edge of East Wood. A kingfisher was also calling near New Fen viewpoint.

Shortly after we opened, Site Manager Dave saw a great white egret and around 150 fieldfares feeding north of the river. A common buzzard has also been circling overhead near the visitor centre for most of the morning.

Please note that there are now cattle grazing on the riverbank Public Footpath between the Washland viewpoint and Joist Fen viewpoint.

We hope to see you soon!

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