Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Diary Entry #14

Just a very brief update for today! Barn Owl on route to Brandon Marsh this morning just prior to Birdingbury on the Stockton Road. Then spent more time willow bashing on the Farm Reedbed. Grey Wagtail on the Lafarge roof while parking up, Marsh Tit in New Hare Covert and with most paths flooded only had a short stay in the Carlton Hide. Notables on the pool (2) Great Crested Grebe, (3) Shelduck and a single Oystercatcher. Although 2 pair of Goosander were reported by a member of the team later in the day.

Grey Wagtail on the Lafarge roof early morning!
JR was ringing near the 'Olive Bench' early doors and captured a Yellowhammer, a rare visitor to the reserve with the last known sighting over a year ago. Finally tea in the Nature Centre after work produced of note a single Brambling near the feeders!

Finally suspicious activity has been reported, particularly around the reserves Owl boxes. On Friday last two photographers were seen directly under one of the Barn Owl boxes and recently I personally questioned two, possible the same two, who were found at one of the Tawny Owl boxes. Please report any suspicious activity to the Centre or drop me an email.