Water Rail (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Record shot of Kingfisher
Wren (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
Treecreeper (c) 2009 Jackie Dawson
A Cetti's Warbler was recorded at this location yesterday, but there was no sign of it today. However, there were 2 Kingfishers, 2 Water Rails and plenty of Wrens at the same hide. There were also 2 Water Rails at a different hide. We saw 4 different Treecreepers around the reserve and plenty of Goldcrests. The wasp's nest was starting to decay, and the first stirrings of Orange-Peel Fungus were beginning to emerge. Something frightened all the wildlfowl off the large reserve, but we were unable to track down a raptor. Overall, we must have seen or heard about 40 species - plus the weather was kind to us. The rain didn't start until the class had finished.