Six Bewick’s Swans remain on the reserve today, the lone cygnet had loosely joined the family of five in the entrance fields. The cygnet was back on the Rushy Pen and sleeping at midday.
157+ E.White-fronted Geese fed in the hollows, a few Curlew among them. It was busy with Crane activity again today due to Chocolo, Chip and Tamsin arriving this week to stir things up among the ‘local’ Crane population. A flock of 200 Wigeon continued to graze the field with 15 Pintail and a few other duck on the scrape. Six Redshank were also roosting.
A few Reed Bunting and Skylark were around the pool. 19 territorial Lapwing out on the Dumbles salt marsh. A Water Rail fed among the Teal.
26 Avocet, 200+ Black-tailed Godwit and 20 Lapwing were on the scrape. Black-headed Gulls are very noisy today as they pair up. At least 40 Shoveler were about the lake.
Reed Bunting singing and two Ruff, 6 Curlew, 4 Redshank, a few Snipe, pair of Oystercatcher and 120 Wigeon.
At least 8 Ruff, 30 Lapwing, Little Grebe, singing Reed Bunting and Cetti’s Warbler and calling Water Rail.