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06 Dec 2017

Today’s sightings

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.
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Zeiss Hide

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.
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Kingfisher Hide

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.
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Rushy Hide

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.
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