Early this afternoon a Raven was perched on the new pylon, calling. It then flew off, still calling. JMD.
At mid-day today a Treecreeper and a Chiffchaff were seen along the Ouse Dyke. JMD.
This evening a Bittern was seen flying from the Slurry Lagoon into the Deep Pit. RW.
A Chiffchaff was seen feeding along the Ouse Dyke today. JMD.
A Woodcock flew through the Deep Pit bushes, chased by two Magpies, well before dusk, and a Black Swan was on the Deep Pit before being chased off by resident Mutes and relocating on the Large Gravel Pit. JMD.
This morning a pair of Stonechats were present on the Wader Scrape. Several Water Rail were heard calling from various reed beds and good numbers of winter thrushes were about. PS.
This morning a Brambling flew, calling, along the north bank of the Slurry Lagoon. Also five Water Rail and three Cetti’s Warblers were heard. PS
This morning, during the monthly bird count, a flock of twelve Little Egrets flew over the reserve. There were also four Water Rail and five Cetti’s Warblers heard. PS.
At about midday a Raven flew high over the site from the south, calling all the way. There were at least eight Water Rail heard and three Cetti’s Warblers. Two male Great-spotted Woodpeckers were seen displaying to, and chasing, each other. PS.
This morning a pair of Stonechats was seen on the Wader Scrape. Five Little Egrets were along the Ouse Dyke and a Snipe was seen over the Slurry Lagoon reedbed. PS.