Pintail – several on the ARC pit and Burrowes pit all week. Goldeneye – up to five on the ARC pit, daily. Black-necked grebe – one on Denge Marsh on 19th. Bittern – one or two seen at Denge Marsh on most days, two at the ARC site on 14th. Great white egret – one at Denge Marsh or Burrowes pit for most of the week. Merlin – one over Hooker’s pits on 15th. Avocet – one on 19th near Makepeace hide. Green sandpiper – two at the ARC site on 14th. Yellow-legged gull – one at the ARC site on 15th. Little gull – one at the ARC site on 14th. Kingfisher – one at the ARC site on 15th. Water pipit – one near Firth hide on 14th. Black redstart – one on 17th and 18th. Firecrest – one in Christmas Dell on 14th. Goldcrest – one at the ARC site on 14th. Chiffchaff – several around the site on 14th. Brambling – a male was at the car park feeding station on 20th. Siskin – several small flocks flying over all week. Redpoll – ten at the ARC site on 14th.