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17 Oct 2017

Calm again

The reserve returned to normal after ex Hurricane Ophelia passed through yesterday.

Rushy Hide

Juvenile Little-ringed Plover, Spotted Redshank, Redshank, 2 Ruff, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Pintail among the highlights.

Tack Piece

1 Ruff, 250 Teal and 30 Wigeon

Holden Tower

Marsh Harrier hunting over foreshore early morning. 5+ Chiffchaff and a few Goldcrests in the bushes.

Middle Point

Female Merlin

South Lake

Spotted Redshank, 34 Redshank, 4 Ruff, 70 Black-tailed Godwit and 40 Lapwing.

Zeiss Hide

7 Little Stint, 190 Dunlin, 10 Redshank, 5 Ruff and the godwit flock all flushed by a hunting Peregrine, again! 300 Wigeon on the lawns with 60 Lapwing.