Wednesday 15th: A Slavonian grebe was seen from the Hanson-ARC hide and bar-tailed godwit, spotted redshank and common sandpiper were seen from the eastern end of the pit. Three wheatears were spotted near the water tower and a single swift flew over early in the afternoon. Cuckoo, yellow wagtail, sedge warbler, reed warbler, whitethroat and chiffchaff were all present around the main nature trail.
Thursday 16th: A bittern was seen flying from Hooker’s pits to Denge Marsh early this morning. An Egyptian goose was seen briefly, first on Denge Marsh and then on Burrowes pit. Avocet, little ringed plover, snipe, whimbrel, spotted redshank, greenshank and green sandpiper were all present in small numbers. Three garganey, two Mediterranean gulls, a cuckoo and two willow warblers were also of note.