There has been plenty to see out on the reserve over the last few days with the immature spoonbill stealing the limelight (at least when it is awake!). The five barnacle geese are still out on Wennington Marsh and can sometimes be seen having a fly round the marsh along with the large numbers of duck, greylags and Canada geese.

Spoonbill - Emily Kinder

Spoonbill - Andy Gibbons - oh and a shoveler

Pintail - Ben Lucas

Teal - Ben Lucas

Marsh harriers have been showing excellently and peregrines have been spooking the big flock of lapwings and high tide dunlin and black-tailed godwits while the sparrowhawks have been terrorising the bird feeders and our obliging female kestrel has continued to delight and is still roosting on our balcony. The ravens have been seen every day.

Kestrel - Eve Lucas

There are a few fieldfares and redwings around and the firecrests have been seen occasionally while water, rock and meadow pipits and both grey and pied wagtails have been seen tottering around the edges of the pools where snipe try to blend in with the grasses.  The Dartford warbler is still to be found at the end of the river wall and is often in the company of stonechats.

Fieldfare - John Humble

Dartford warbler - Steve Young

Stonechat - Pete Woods

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