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06 Aug 2017

Water Shrew seen on safari

Landrover Safaris

A good day with a Water Shrew showing on both outings, Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and Sparrowhawk made it a rewarding trip for raptor sightings. Two Grass Snakes were also seen with Curlew, Shelduck, Sanderling, Dunlin and Ringed Plover on the estuary.

Rushy Pen

5+Green Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 16 Lapwing on the lower pond.

Tack Piece

13 Green Sandpiper, a Redshank and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. A juvenile Wheatear was also seen.

Holden Tower

9 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Linnet and Peregrine Falcon.

Middle Point


Kingfisher Hide

72 Barnacle Goose and 2 Red Kite seen today.

Zeiss Hide/Top New Piece

100+ Dunlin, a Sanderling, 5 juvenile Little-ringed Plover, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 singingĀ Cetti’s Warbler, calling Water RailĀ and 15 Teal among the highlights.

South Lake

240+ Black-tailed Godwit, 47 Redshank, 6+ Ruff, Green Sandpiper, 34 Dunlin and 156 Lapwing.