Nine members of the Bird Watching group attended this our fourth visit to this ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. Access to the site is restricted to permit holders and our thanks go to reserve volunteer David for unlocking the gates for us and helping with some of the sightings.
The site is well known as the home for probably the largest breeding site in the UK for the rare black-necked grebe. This year there are 26 of them although we only saw a fraction of this number as many were on their nests hidden among the reeds.
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|Black-necked Grebe||A few|
|Canada Goose||Several||With Young|
|Carrion Crow||A few|
|Chiffchaff||1 seen, many heard|
|Great Crested Grebe||A few|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker||Heard only|
|Greylag Goose||A few||With Young|
|House Martin||A few|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||2|
|Mute Swan||A few|
|Reed Warbler||Heard only|