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12 Jan 2018

Sightings Friday 12th January

A misty start but sun is now breaking through and looks to be a promising afternoon.

All hides still closed but water levels have dropped again overnight, main observatory is open with lots of birds including godwits now using land that has appeared when water levels dropped, also Whoopers in large numbers can be seen from the Wigeon cafe.

Sightings so far today:

Bewick’s swan
Mute swan
Whooper swan
Greylag goose
Pink-fotted goose
Mallard
Pochard
Teal
Tufted duck
Shelduck
Shoveler
Wigeon
Coot
Moorhen
Great crested grebe
Black-tailed godwit
Lapwing
Blue tit
Goldfinch
Great tit
Long-tailed tit
Pied wagtail
Reed bunting
Tree sparrow
Great black-backed gull
Pheasant
Magpie
Marsh harrier
Sparrowhawk