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Returning Pintail

Posted on 26 Aug 2019

Top New Piece from Zeiss and Van de Bovenkamp Hides

Excellent for ducks today with our first two returning Pintail, four Garganey, 66 Gadwall, 388 Teal, 57 Shoveler and a variety of waders including 8 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 12 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Redshank, Greenshank, 2 Ruff (adult and juvenile) plus 3 Grey Heron.

Middle Point

Pintail on the estuary with Spoonbill and 5 Little Egrets feeding in low tide pools.

Rushy Hide

5 Snipe, 12 Teal and 2 Green Sandpiper.

Tack Piece

45 Teal, 28 Lapwing, 6 Redshank and Grey Heron.

Willow Hide

10+ Chiffchaff, 3+ Sedge Warbler, Blackcap and Common and Lesser Whitethroat.

South Lake

196 Black-tailed Godwit, 43 Lapwing, 3 juvenile Little-ringed Plover, 18 Redshank, 13 Ruff, 19 Tufted Duck, 41 Gadwall, 45 Teal, 1 Snipe, 1 Barnacle Goose, + Mallard and Greylag Geese.

Kingfisher Hide

12 Crane in the wheat stubble field, 127 Lapwing and 60 Barnacle Geese on Bottom New Piece and 12 Gadwall in the channel