British Steel Hide
Small groups of waders can still be seen from the Steel hide, with Black-tailed godwit, Redshank, Greenshank and Lapwing being the most common. Curlew can be heard out feeding on the estuary. Wigeon and Shelduck can be seen in large numbers feeding out on the estuary 41 and over 200 respectively. Feeding amongst the Little egrets are 2 Spoonbills that have been here for most of the week. Otter has been seen from the Steel hide as well as in the Millennium wetlands this week so keep on the lookout
93 Gadwall, 28 Tufted ducks as well as Teal, Pochard and Wigeon have all been seen around the wetlands this week. An influx of Water rail have arrived on the reserve, with up to 8 being heard around the reserve in one day, with the occasional fleeting sightings of them darting between the reeds. Bird feeders have been put out near the Herons wing hide and Peter Scott hide which will hopefully draw out some of the smaller birds. Long-tailed tits, Coal Tits, and Great spotted woodpecker have all been seen around the reserve as well as hearing the distinctive Chiffchaff and Cetti’s Warblers. Our resident Kingfishers continue to make regular appearances out on Deep water lake, often posing on the overhanging branches.