I have taken the opportunity during this brief period of sunny weather to record the water levels on the lake. We have dropped the lake level to it’s lowest point for many years exposing more mud and shallow water during October for the wader migration. As a result we had fantastic numbers of Lapwing and Redshank with Greenshank, Greensandpiper, Woodsand piper and Curlew sandpiper being reguralrly sighted on the project. The wader passage has now come to an end and with the cold weather, we are raising the water levels as a refuge for wintering wildfowl. Bewick's swans and Whoopers are regular roosters now and duck numbers are increasing all the time.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.