First bit of audible bittern spluttering this morning. It’ll be interesting to see / hear how many males are on site this year as they tune-up and start booming.
Bearded tits are still visiting grit trays while small numbers of redpoll can be found in the siskin flock along Lower path. Stock doves are signing in the garden and otters are being seen daily.
Lots of snipe visible from most hides.
Egret roost count this morning. 3 great whites out 7.38, and 12 little egrets at 7.42 when marsh harrier disturbed roost. 4 otters opposite Causeway Hide around 8.30.
Later in morning stonechat on edge of reeds opposite Causeway Hide, and 3 redpoll in trees just South of where the boardwalk joins the causeway. 6 regular species of dabbling duck on mere plus tufted ducks and 1 female goldeneye.
Mute swan blue ring 4CBS on bridge over main ditch.
Single female pochard on Lilian’s Pool today.
Bearded tits by the Skytower at 8.45am, 2 Gw egrets on site & decent starling murmuration over southern reserve late afternoon. Min 5 marsh harriers into roost.