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23 Nov 2018

Recent sightings 21st-23rd November

Water Rail

Water Rail cc WWT stock image

British Steel Hide

It has been a good week for Lapwing on the salt marsh with around 150 being seen throughout the week. Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank and Greenshank have also been seen around. A Golden Plover has been seen feeding amongst the Lapwing. 95 Wigeon were seen on the saline lagoons as well as large numbers of Shelduck out on the estuary.

 

Millennium Wetlands

We get regular numbers of 30+ Gadwall, 15 Teal, 20+ Tufted ducks as well as Mallard, Shoveler and Pochard. Snipe has also been seen amongst the islands and hedges around deep water lake. Water rail is often heard from the ditches around the Millennium wetlands with one being spotted foraging in the ditch behind Peter Scott hide.