After a sighting of a Woodcock near the Canoe Safari yesterday another one was spotted from the path between Gladstone Hide and Janet Kear today, allowing a few people to enjoy this wonderful bird. In full view at first it quickly made itself hard to see on hearing the voices of a crowd gathering. In the end most people got a reasonable view of the head and eye, with a bit of luck it may settle down in the area and allow more people better views.
Other sightings include a Jay near Janet kear Hide and the male Brambling has been visiting the feeding station again today. At least 2 Little Egret still around, also 2 Mute Swan on the Mere along with c100 Whooper Swan.
A few flocks of Pink-footed Geese numbering around 1000 altogether spent sometime in Plover field but no sign of any White-fronted Geese with them today.
A count of 52 Oystercatchers on the Mere this afternoon and 2 Ringed Plover, as well as 60 Ruff and 25+ Black-tailed Godwit.