White-fronts in the Four Score again

Rushy Hide

Good roost of Bewick's Swans with 110 birds on site. One of the satellite transmitter birds (Catalana) visited Gwent (Llandegfedd/Usk) over the weekend.

Martin Smith Hide

No reports of the Jack Snipe today but Common Snipe, Chiffchaff and Cetti's Warbler.

Tack Piece

Dawn counts of 9 Ruff, 16 Redshank, 1 Curlew, 700 Wigeon and 5 Greylag but many more birds during the day.

Holden Tower

The Peregrine Falcon pair and at least three Cranes were viewable.

A variety of duck on the Long Ground Pool with 21 male and 9 female Pochard present.

South Lake

Three Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, c40 Dunlin among the Lapwing flock. 40+ Shoveler and now 7 Wigeon on the wader scrape/duck marsh. Two Little Egret roosted in the trees on the deep lake, good to hear of them using branches we pruned as suitable perches in an attempt to attract them and Kingfishers.

Kingfisher Hide

5+ Ruff, 180 Dunlin and 80+ Golden Plover among the Lapwing on the Bottom New Piece.

143 E. White-fronted Geese on the Four Score field ( S of hide) with 4 Bewick's Swans.

Two Reed Bunting in the reeds

Zeiss Hide

700+ Wigeon, 240 Teal and a few Pochard on the deeper fleet and floods. Snipe roosting among the loafing Teal on the rush islands. An adult Caspian Gull was reported here today.

South Finger Filtration beds viewing Screen

Snipe, 4 Shoveler and 15 Tufted Duck on the pond.