Sunday, 5 January 2014

Heron Trail: Pair of Red-crested Pochards on Heronry South, plus Little Egret, redhead Smew and 2 drake Goosander on Heronry North. Two Otters were also seen in front of the Kingfisher hide earlier on this morning. 1-2 Marsh Tits were calling from the scrubby area between the two hides and the male Brambling was once again with the Chaffinch flock along Haul Road. 30+ Golden Plover over.

A1 Pits: 1st winter and adult female Scaup still on A1 North Pit, also 12 Corn Buntings around nearby stubble fields with c.100 Yellowhammers & similar numbers of Linnets.

Island Pit: redhead Smew, 2 drake Goosander and a drake Scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid.

Northern Pits: GREAT NORTHERN DIVER and SHAG still present, plus 3 Egyptian Geese, 104 Black-tailed Godwits over, Jack Snipe, Common Snipe and 2 Green Sandpipers.

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