Another quiet day due to the weather but good to see a large amount of wigeon increasing week by week, with 216 along the river and washes. And always nice to see a kingfishers.
A low count for the first of the new year overall, but still nice to see a good number of duck.
A few Egyptian geese still around only 6 today but still a nice sight on the lake. And a very good amount of duck on the lake 36 Gadwall, 68 wigeon, 163 Teal and 172 Mallard.
A nice number of Coot today 148 seen from the Beecroft hide, and a nice site after little to none seen this year a golden plover.
Very little worth a mention today due to low numbers of most things, although because of that maybe its worth a mention of the enjoyed lack of geese on the lake. But Bruce did mention a male marsh harrier which he had not spotted for a month which he enjoys seeing.
Worth a mention this week would be the smew we had visiting this week. Also we had high numbers of other duck seen on the lake, 72 gadwall and 71 teal.
Low counts on this cold day but good numbers and variety of duck. The main highlight was the Peregrine falcon, once again by the pool on the winter flood, unfortunately Bruce did not have a camera for this situation but made do with a through the scope shot. Also worth a mention were the two Marsh harriers over the reed bed.
Numbers worth a mention from this week 75 Jackdaw recorded in the cam washes, a nice number of 60 goldfinch between the wader meadow and winter flood. But the main highlight is a peregrine falcon having a wash in a pool on the winter flood.
Highlights this week are some fairly infrequent visitors but have been spotted a few times more recently on the lake, 9 Egyptian geese. Also some stronger numbers of gadwall at 41 and teal at 55 all spotted from the beecroft hide. And worth a mention, higher again than last week 518 lapwing on the lake.
Highlights from this week are 453 lapwing recorded on the lake from the beecroft hide. And 55 field fare in the padney field, but also another 27 between the cam washes and the rough.
Recent wildlife sightings at Kingfishers Bridge, submitted by staff and visitors.