The best place to see a bittern for the past three or four days has been from Scott hide. A bird has been feeding almost continuously just a few feet from the hide and giving absolutely cracking views. Several smew have been coming in very close as well and a water rail has been running back and forth. Actually, bitterns have been all over the place so it is almost impossible to walk around the trail without seeing one!
Other sightings of note over the past couple of days include; 15 goosanders on Burrowes pit, a hen harrier over Denge Marsh, two firecrests at the ARC site and one near Hooker’s pits, and a Dartford warbler near Christmas Dell.