In addition to our bittern that has been booming from Hooker's pits since March (who we believe has mated with at least one female) we have had several reports of a bird at the ARC site over the past few days. Is this the bird from Hooker's pits going for a wander or is it another bird looking for a mate? Please let us know if you see any bittern activity on the 'other side of the road'.
Visitors have been lucky enough to get some good sightings of garganey this week, with up to three seen from the gate on the bridle track at Denge Marsh. With hobbies and marsh harriers flying overhead and up to 40 common terns in the area Denge Marsh is definitely the place to be at the moment.