A quick visit this afternoon saw the Bittern fly from one reed bed to another across the scrape at 15.52hrs. Its favourite reed bed has been flattened by this mornings snow, so we might see more of it in the coming days?
2 Water Rails called and 2 Kingfishers put on a show, one perched briefly on the branch in front of the hide. As dusk approached Blackbirds and Redwings began to cackle as they settled into a stand of Hawthorns for the night. Several Yellow Buntings also came in to roost along with about 12 Starlings.