Latest sightings

White-spotted Bluethroat

White-spotted Bluethroat

Our third record of Bluethroat for the reserve and first confirmed White-spotted.

A grey Saturday

A grey Saturday

The weather may not be inspiring, but the birding is as good as ever across the reserve

A change in the weather

A change in the weather

After a run of hot and sunny days, the weather has turned as cloud, rain and wind return

Surprise Snow Goose flock

Surprise Snow Goose flock

The unusual occurences of Snow Geese across the UK has continued, with seven birds arriving on the reserve this afternoon

Regular Red Kites

Regular Red Kites

Numerous Red Kite sightings over the last couple of days.

First Oystercatchers fledge

First Oystercatchers fledge

Our first Oystercatcher chicks fledged today

What lurks below

What lurks below

We've been seeing lots of fish activitiy outside the Peng Observatory today on the Rushy, including one of our rarest species!

More and more chicks emerging

More and more chicks emerging

The reserve is starting to become very busy with new life as chicks and other youngsters hatch out

Gadwall numbers increasing

Gadwall numbers increasing

Gadwall have started to arrive on the reserve ahead of their moult

Good time to catch up with the Oystercatcher families

Good time to catch up with the Oystercatcher families

Oystercatcher pairs with chicks in the Rushy, Big Pen and South Lake currently.

A few more Great White and Little Egrets

A few more Great White and Little Egrets

The egret numbers have increased

End of the week roundup

End of the week roundup

A mixture of sunny spells and showers have rounded off the week on the reserve

Spotted Flycatchers

Spotted Flycatchers

At least two Spotted Flycatchers present today.

Head for the South Lake

Head for the South Lake

With the wind and the rain many birds are taking shelter, with some of the day's highlights on the South Lake

The girls are back

The girls are back

The herd of Longhorn Cattle have returned to the reserve, with new calves in tow