Hi All

Just a quick update on recent sightings.

First off a bittern, first of the winter, was seen on Friday (8/11) from the Gadwall hide, the heavy fog and rain Saturday were not conducive to further sightings but the bright sunshine this morning was a reward in its self but also multiple sightings of the bittern first seen flying over the meadow  towards the reserve and then visible from Gadwall hide on and off through morning as it worked along the reed edge of the lagoon.  

Bearded tit have also been seen, but mostly heard pinging away in the reedbed from the Draper hide on and off over the last week, this morning  2 were seen from the warbler hide and a visitor was able to catch a photo of a lovely male.

Other sightings this weekend include red kite, 2 peregrine, wigeon, water rail, snipe (up to 26), green sandpiper, 91 lapwing, little egret, reed bunting, cettis, chiff chaff and 2 blackcap, 3 stonechat, shovler and gadwall. Also a couple of red admirals enjoying the sun and a fox on Draper.