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28 Feb 2017

Sightings

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A wet and cold day but still plenty to see, the Avocets had increased to 50 this morning, also the Woodcock was seen again in between Gladstone and Janet Kear Hide. Other waders included 100+ Oystercatcher, 60 Ruff, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, a good count of 60-70+ Snipe and 1500+ Lapwing.

A pair of Bullfinch put in a brief appearance between Gladstone and Janet Kear Hides, also here a Water Rail.

Still 2-3 Little Egret being seen most days, also the pair of Tawny Owls were out and showing very today in the Ivy near Kingfisher Hide – call into the In Focus shop for details.

One of the Tawny Owls showing well today (Liz Pitchford)

200+ Whooper Swan at the afternoon feed, also 15+ Pink-footed Geese in Plover field.

Several Buzzard and a male Sparrowhawk were seen.

300+ Pintail on the Mere this afternoon and 54 Cormorant.

The male Brambling was seen this morning from Janet kear also a Jay here.