Bird Records from the Cencus may be out of date following limitations to recording in light of the coronavirus pandemic
A bright but breezy day with more signs of spring with arrivals of Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail and Ruff. Still 2 Great Egrets around and a brief boom from a Bittern early morning. Over 100 species recorded on the reserve so far this year.
A great day accompanied by GAR who found some good birds - a 2nd Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe & Bittern.
Beautiful day, despite the wind, with some spring migration in evidence - a passing Curlew, Sand Martin and 2 singing Blackcaps.
Five Avocets paid a visit during the morning but only stayed an hour. The Great White Egret was still present.
Still plenty of water and wildfowl, with added bonus of a Great White Egret fishing the edges of the lake.
A wet and windy day, but spring is not unsprung! Egyptian Goose still on nest, and many other birds battling the weather to prepare for the next generation.
Conditions deteriorated during the morning making recording difficult but not before the Chiffchaff was noted for the second week.
A damp and increasingly windy day, but still plenty to enjoy: another Chiffchaff heralding spring, the Great Egret still loitering around the margins of the lake and Lapwings displaying.
Results of our twice weekly bird census submitted by Bruce Martin and Graeme Reed