Thursday, 1 January 2009

At least 43 species seen on the reserve by lunchtime. The smew were the highlights, but we also saw two stonechats on the set-aside and a marsh tit at Wray House Farm.

Heronry Pits: 3 Smew (1 drake), Marsh Tit

Great Meadow: 2 Stonechats

Island Pit: 3 Red-crested Pochards (1 drake)

other sightings: 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 4 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 3 Dunlin, 2 Chiffchaffs.

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