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07 Mar 2017

Sightings

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The main highlight at the moment on site is the build up of waders, with upto 60 Avocet, 80+ Black-tailed Godwit, 65+ Ruff, 65+ Oystercatcher, 1500+ Lapwing, 2 Redshank, 5 Curlew and Ringed Plover. More and more waders will pass through in the coming weeks and months but this early spring build up is the most dramatic in terms of numbers.

Other sightings in recent days have included Water Rail again from Ron Barker Hide, the male Brambling continues to show well from Janet Kear.

On Monday more migration was evident with at least 12 Buzzard including a circling flock of 10 birds over Ron Barker Hide.

Little Egrets are still around with up to 3 being seen, also the Tawny Owl was again on view albeit partly obscured by some Ivy Leaves.

The Black-headed Gulls are becoming more raucous by the day and will soon be nesting on the islands on the Mere and from Ron Barker Hide, Mediterranean Gulls should start to be seen more regularly from now on hopefully.

Day by day more wildfowl can be noticed declining in numbers, but still plenty of Pintail , Wigeon and Teal around.