Pottering about the reserve this afternoon topping up the feeders and took a look out over the scrape to find a Redshank and a selection of web-footed denizens. Later on - 2.45 - took another look just before leaving and there was a Spoonbill. First there this year as far as I'm aware. Drove out and stopped to shut the gate by the bridge when my attention was drawn to a tiny bird chasing gnats at the ivy flowers - bronzy shoulders was all I got before it buzzed off. So probable Firecrest... I can see the scrape from the bridge so glanced over there too - a second Spoonbill had turned up (now 3p.m.) It's now 4.30 ish and I wonder how many might be there now.

Posted January 13th, 2018 at 4:26 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News