Still several each of Wigeon, Shoveler and Gadwall at Wrafton Pond. Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank on the scrape, nearby a few Lapwing and Curlew. Rarely see Grey Wagtail, but today one was under the Tesco Bridge, one near the scrape and then one in the river as I left. Probably 4 calling Water Rails - 2 seen, one flying over the pond at my approach and the other unconcernedly feeding by the water's edge as I watched from the blind. A Cetti's Warbler also sang right in front of me and I had a good if brief view. Still plenty of Finches - also taking advantage of the Sea Buckthorn berries around the reserve. 15 Song Thrushes ringed since September gives an idea of how many are passing through.

Posted December 7th, 2020 at 3:58 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News