Please note due to the heatwave, our Canoe Safari will be closing early at 3pm on Thurs 11 - Sun 14 Aug. Last canoe hire will be at 2pm.

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Black-headed Gull breeding season beginning and ending

The causeway and wader scrape has become something of a nursery for many of the fledged Black-headed Gulls, exploring the world and most importantly practising flight forms their day, many have wandered to other scrapes or made it clumsily to the estuary to feed. However we still have a few pairs building nests and laying eggs so the season may well continue for a while yet.

South Lake

32 Avocet, 5 Redshank, 90 Black-tailed Godwit, male Ruff, 2 Spotted Redshank, 4 Lapwing, 5 Teal, pair of Crane with chick, fledging Black-headed Gulls practising flight, moulting flock of Gadwall with the male Chiloe Wigeon hybrid.

Top New Piece

Eclipse plumage drake Garganey with 13 Teal, 6 juvenile Little Egret, 17 Redshank, 12 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little-ringed Plover, Crane, 3 Oystercatcher, 49 Avocet, Yellow Wagtail, 30+ Swift + Sand and House Martins feeding over

Kingfisher/Zeiss Hide

Barn Owl out hunting the Bottom New Piece field and ditch edge at 08:40am, also viewable distantly from the Estuary Tower.

Rushy Hide

Two male Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, single Lapwing, 5 Redshank, 5 Avocet. Tack Piece- 4 Avocet, 3 Green Sandpiper and 5 Lapwing.

Middle Point

c35 Avocet flew past towards the scrapes as the tide flooded.