RSPB recent sightings

6th May 2012, Sunday

For the third day running hundreds of swifts, swallows and martins could be seen over all the reserve’s main pits. Sadly there was no sign of a red-rumped swallow that was seen briefly over New Diggings yesterday evening. Common sandpipers, little ringed and grey plovers were on Burrowes pit and black and bar-tailed godwits, whimbrel and greenshank could be found around the site. A drake garganey was on Burrowes pit this morning and two more males and a female were on Denge Marsh. There were at least five hobbies around the site.