Seven great egrets!

We counted 7 great egrets from the Ramsar hide this morning! Senior Reserve Manager Rosie Ellis managed to snap five of the great egrets crowding a grey heron. Rosie also spotted two snipe to the left of the Scrape hide.

Wed 18 Oct

Ramsar hide: 7 great egrets

Scrape hide: 2 snipe

Tues Oct 17

Long Path: 1 Cetti’s warbler

Scrape hide: 1 Cetti’s warbler, Great egret

Ramsar & Lapwing hides: 1 grey heron, 1 water rail, 6 shoveler, 4 tufted ducks, 15 mallards, 17 gadwall, 1 dunnock, 36 black-headed gulls, 5 coots, 1 moorhen, 14 Canada geese, 3 mile swans, 24 greylag geese

Wetland Discovery: 1 snipe overhead

Sun 15 Oct

Ramsar hide: 1 teal, 2 Egyptian geese, 4 shoveler, and 22 cattle egret

Sand martin hide: 1 great egret, 2 snipe, 1 marsh harrier, great egret, 3 water rail, 1 kingfisher

Wetland Discovery: 7 tufted ducks, 3 mallards, 2 coots, 1 Cetti’s warbler, 2 gadwall, 1 blackbird

Sat 14 Oct

Arun Riverlife lagoon: 17 tufted ducks, 2 moorhens, 2 Canada geese, 5 Black-headed gulls, 1 water rail, 27 coots, 34 mallards

Willow sphere: 1 great egret, 1 kingfisher,

Long path: 1 Cetti’s warbler

Reedbed Boardwalk: 1 Cetti’s warbler, Scrape hide: 1 great egret, 1 little egret

Ramsar hide: 1 great egret

Sand martin hide: 2 shoveler ducks

Waterside walk: 6 tufted ducks

Lapwing hide: 2 great egrets

Fri 13 Oct

Arun Rverlife: 12 tufted ducks

Pelican Cove: 1 kingfisher

Lakes & Forest exhibit: 1 grey wagtail

Wood Loop: 3 wood pigeons, 3 mallards, 1 Robin, 5 blue tits, 2 chaffinches, 1 blackbird, 2 gold finches, 1 moorhen, 1 great tit

Reedbed Boardwalk: 1 marsh harrier

Scrape hide: 4 shoveler ducks

Ramsar hide: 3 pochards, 3 cormorants, 1 Egyptian goose.

Thurs 12 Oct

Reedbed: 2 great tits, 2 Cetti’s warblers, 32 mallards, 1 little egret, 1 magpie, 17 wood pigeons, 2 carrion crows, 3 robins, 2 gold crest, 5 gadwall, 2 herring gulls, 8 blue tuts, 4 wrens, 2 moorhens, 1 jackdaw, 9 long-tailed its.

Ramsar hide: 1 barn owl being mugged by a black-headed gull, 3 lapwing, 4 greylag geese, 1 little egret.



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