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13 Feb 2018

Recent Sightings (9th-13th Jan)

Redwing. Russ Myners

 

Millennium Wetlands

Lots of activity on the reserve including a Sparrowhawk and Buzzard, vocal Cetti’s Warbler (2) and Song Thrush (3), as well as 8 Redwing, 7 Water Rail, 1 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker. Other birds counted include 1 Kingfisher over Deep Water Lake, 2 Pochard, 17 Teal, 7 Cormorant, 6 Shoveler, 26 Gadwall, 3 Little Grebe, 15 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe and the Ring Necked Duck! A sighting of a Hawfinch was made on the morning of the 13th, near the trees behind the Peter Scott Hide. The Brambling is showing well still at the Kingfisher CafĂ© feeders.