There were 11 bitterns seen around the site again yesterday - at least three seen on and off from the Visitor Centre, three at the ARC site, one at Scott hide - one even dropped into the car park bushes. There were 14 smew on various pits including a male at New Diggings, where there was also a female red-crested pochard. Water rails have been showing, well both from Scott hide and at the ARC site.
Archive for December 28th, 2010
27th December on the Walland Marsh area saw of note 152 Bewick’s Swans , 220 Mute swans, 187 White-fronted Geese, 5000 wigeon, 45 pintail, 3 buzzards. Also , c300 skylarks
Much of the area still frozen over with most of the wildfowl concentrated on the walland reservoir. The bulk of the bewick’s were feeding in rape fields in the area of Newlands with a small number associating with Mute swans around the Marsh in general.