The Kingfisher activity has now dropped a little as we (hopefully) await a second brood in a few weeks time, but things are still busy down here with a pair of Little Grebe with four chicks. Out on the scrape in the Bottom New Piece were an Oystercatcher and Avocet, whilst in the reedbed are singing Reed Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler. A Cuckoo is sometimes singing here, with another bird heard this morning around the Canoe Safari.
The pair of Cranes still appear to be sitting although should hatch very soon if all is well. Also on the scrape were 19 Avocet plus 2 chicks, 50 Shelduck, a pair of Oystercatcher, 2 Shoveler, 6 Teal, 2 Redshank, 8 Tufted Duck, 3 Lapwing and 54 Gadwall.
Robbie Garnett Hide
Three Avocet and chick were around the shoreline of the scrape as were a Lapwing with a single chick. The other two Lapwing chick were on the Rushy yesterday.
On the duck marsh were 4 Avocet, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck and 2 Shelduck.
South Lake Hides
Out on the wader scrape were 36 Avocet, 30 Shelduck, a pair Oystercatcher with 1 chick, 4 Shoveler, 12 Tufted Duck and 2 Lapwing.