Still the star bird of the moment is the common crane - some great shots and updates on Erich's page. It seems that when it is disturbed off Leven or Arram Carrs it takes refuge on Watton Nature Reserve where it was seen again on Monday. Meanwhile we're still getting the occasional osprey record, with two over the O res again on Monday.
We're getting into wader season now with the vanguard of southward bound migrants passing through. Four black tailed godwits this evening resting on south marsh east, with six on the 4th and 7th. Two common sandpipers were present on the 5th with other records of singles regularly. A greenshank dropped in on the 12th and a green sandpiper on South Marsh West on the 5th and Hempholme Meadow on the 13th. As a result we'll be dropping the levels on all the marshes in the coming few days to start exposing some mud for feeding habitat.
Otherwise its the tail end of the breeding season. Marsh harriers are perhaps the best bird on site again on North Marsh - but have perhaps eluded us due to the remote nest site. There's not been much activity of late and an earlier summer would suggest they have fledged already - but we have not seen the results. Buzzards on the other hand have certainly bred - but just outside the reserve - Steve Brimble: