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16 Feb 2017

Woodcock

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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.

The Woodcock seen from the path near Janet Kear Hide (T. Disley)

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.