here for the full write up which includes little gull and several lesser black backed gulls now coming in. We had a look tonight but it was a scene of carnage - seemingly the peregrine which has been hanging around all week had killed a common gull (two more carcasses in the week on D straight). Unfortunately it's prize fell in the reservoir whereupon it was set about by a great black back gull - one of only two about which gorged itself (hopefully some piccies to follow soon).
The goosanders however were still about today - still a female and two makes - thanks to Leo for these:
Barn owl still about by Darren Smith on Friday - though perhaps a bit glum (it was likely this birds partner which was found dead the day prior):
Reserve open meeting on Sunday at 2:30pm - all welcome to hear about the latest news and developments around the reserve.
The new permits are in! We can start doing immediate renewals from tomorrow at the centre. Thanks to everyone who has renewed by post - Either feel free to pick up at the open meeting on Sunday - otherwise they'll all be posted out after the bank holiday.
A final reminder also - there'll be no reserve walk next weekend - next one the first Saturday in May.