1 Shelduck – main lake
2 Pintail – main lake
91 Shoveler – main lake, grazing marsh
61 Wigeon – wader scrape
3 Dunlin – main lake
39 Redwing – entrance lake
7 Lesser Redpoll – wildside
3 Siskin – wildside
Recent bird highlights: Bittern, Peregrine, Jack Snipe, Mediterranean Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Stonechat, Bullfinch, and Mealy Redpoll.
The grazing marsh is currently in flood and attracting large numbers of Teal, Gadwall, Snipe, Pintail and Wigeon. Jack Snipe can also be found on the marsh, along with Stonechat and occasional Pipit species.
Small flocks of Siskin, Goldfinch, Lesser Redpoll and Mealy Redpoll are feeding amongst the Alder and Birch trees.
The first Bitterns (2) arrived mid-October and can be found anywhere on the reed fringes of the main lake, sheltered lagoon, reservoir lagoon or main reedbed.
Look out for possible Scaup amongst the Tufted Duck flocks.
Cetti’s Warbler are becoming more vocal at present with at least 6 birds to be found across the reserve.
Fungi: Nitrous Bonnet (WW), Saffron Milkcap (WW), Candlesnuff Fungus (SL), Girdled Knight (SL), Silver-leaf Fungus (SL), Meadow Coral (EL), Clustered Bonnet (WD), Oak Mazegill (WD), Deceiver (WD), Ochre Aldercap (WD), Snowy Waxcap (EL), Leaf Parachute (SL).
Flowering plants: Marsh Marigold, Hazel catkins, Blackthorn, Hawthorn (in leaf).