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30 Aug 2017

Otter today

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Good start to the day for head warden Tom Clare with the sighting of an Otter heading down Langley’s Brook. That’s the water way between Vinson’s and Sunley’s Marsh. It’s the second sighting in that area in the last month. Hopefully more to come as we have an almost endless supply of Otter pun headlines!

A briefer update compared to yesterday. A single Barnacle Goose flew in and out early afternoon. We do get wild Barnacle Geese on the reserve mostly with Pink-footed Geese influxes in October. Because of the early date it’s likely this bird is of feral origin.

A fully winged and unringed Barnacle Goose briefly today.

See yesterday’s sightings report for a fuller picture.

Noteworthy birds today included the first Marsh Harrier for a while. Green Sandpiper and Greenshank still present. Around 30 Tree Sparrow to be seen on feeders from the Kingfisher Hide. Kingfisher again this morning from the UU Hide. Two Treecreeper in a travelling tit flock between the Discovery Hide and the Raines Observatory.