On Sunday morning, despite the poor weather, one of our volunteers braved the natural elements and was rewarded with a lapwing flyover. We sometimes see lapwing down on the foreshore, but majority of sightings are a large group flying over the reserve. They are relatively easy to identify when flying due to the shape of their wings.


 Image credit: Jeremy White

During our Saturday morning guided walk we were treated to a field absolutely brimming with a crowd of redwing and a consolation of fieldfare! Nice to know the fields are providing plenty of food at this time of year.

Our scrape outside the café has a thing for birds with a K. We were treated to a couple of kingfisher sightings, but we saw lots of action from a kestrel hovering and hunting over the water and reedbed behind.


 Image credit: Jeremy White 

Otter sightings are still fairly frequent however don’t ask us where the best place to spot them are, they have been spotted all over the reserve including 3 miles down the road at Goldcliff lagoons!

Other sightings include: Bittern, Blackbird, blackcap, Black-headed Gull, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, buzzard, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Cetti's Warbler, Chaffinch, chiffchaff, Collared Dove, coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Greylag Goose, hen harrier, Herring Gull, House Sparrow, Jay, Kestrel, kingfisher, Lapwing, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Egret, Little Grebe, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, Moorhen, Mute Swan, oystercatcher, peregrine falcon, Pheasant, pochard, Raven, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Shelduck, Shoveler, sparrowhawk, Starling, stonechat, Tufted Duck, Water Rail, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Wren, otter.