Thursday, 4 March 2010

Bittern again

Another excellent day for sightings. A drake and 3 female goosander were present on D reservoir until flushed by onlookers (please don't look over the reservoir walls!). The D woodlands feeding station again held the wllow tit and numerous brambling with siskins on the larch trees behind. Woodcock again was present at the wilidlife centre with some excellent male brambling. The bittern made its first appearance of the day on North Lagoon - flying past the hide before disappearing in dense cover. It reappeared mid afternoon when flying into Watton Nature Reserve where it wowed many onlookers (see if you can find it in the video from Tuesday!). In addition a record 4 smew (albeit all red-heads) and 2 nice drake pintail continued the excellent day.