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12 Oct 2018

Recent sightings 10th-12th October

Curlew taken by James Lees

British Steel hide

Good numbers of waders over the saline lagoons again, with 159 curlew and plenty of knot and black-tailed godwit. Also seen over the lagoons have been wigeon, shoveler, little egret, cormorant, shelduck, gadwall and mallard.

With the recent change in weather the Dafen scrapes are now beginning to fill, and recent sightings there include shoveler, teal, wigeon, lapwing and greenshank.

 

Millennium Wetlands

The hobby was seen again all day on Wednesday hunting above the treeline to the south and east, visible from both the Peter Scott hide and heron’s wing hide. Kingfisher have also been making daily appearances, as well as grey heron, little egret, cormorant and pied wagtail. Plenty of wildfowl to see as well this week, with wigeon, shoveler, teal, tufted duck, gadwall and mallard.