South Lake Hides
Waders on the scrape included 115 Black-tailed Godwit, 423 Dunlin, 680 Lapwing, 3 Redshank and 5 Golden Plover. An Oystercatcher and 2 Snipe were on the causeway. A total of 22 Pochard were on the deep lake with 12 Shoveler. A Buzzard flew over.
At least 31 Ruff were on the Top New Piece scrape along with 331 Golden Plover and 700 Lapwing. Also present were 32 Curlew, 6 Snipe and over 500 Dunlin. A carpet of around 500 Wigeon were on the field and 350+ Teal on the scrape with 26 Pintail. A Cetti’s Warbler was calling from the reedbed.
A Jack Snipe flew over the path and disappeared towards the Dumbles. On the Bottom New Piece field were 23 Curlew, 6 Ruff and a Little Egret. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was on the feeders. A Kingfisher was seen in the South Finger Reedbed.
Around 40 Bewick’s Swans were at the feed this morning, including the latest arrivals Fortune Two and Combo. We also have Aye-aye back in the grounds on the Tundra Pen with a yearling, but no sign yet of her mate Aye-man.