Highlights March 2022

The 25 year old Oystercatcher who was ringed as an adult in 1999 returned to the Old Spit Channel early in the month. The Slavonian Grebes were last seen on 1st March, four of them. The Avon Valley colour-ringed Redshank continued to winter on the saltmarsh near the Sluice Gate, now developing new anchor-tipped adultContinue reading “Highlights March 2022”

Highlights January 2022

On the 1st January a bird race around the reserve produced 97 species, an amazing total for January. Highlights were three Glossy Ibis found by Ian going over the Reedy Ditch before they headed over to Park Farm. I saw one of the Glossy Ibis again on the 10th flying over the Reedy Ditch. AlsoContinue reading “Highlights January 2022”

Highlights December 2021

On the 4th a Red Kite drifted over Bergerie Farm. Virtually all of my Red Kite sightings have been in the spring and so this was a little unusual. At the same time my first ever wintering Black-necked Grebe was spending the 4th and 5th off Mary Monts and a Gannet was also in theContinue reading “Highlights December 2021”