A young sabine's gull was found among the gulls during the Wetland Bird survey today at 12.15 pm by David Mower. It was seen at Warton Slag tips (up past the stock cars, at the top of track turn right and it was on the saltmarsh area). http://blx1.bto.org/birdfacts/results/bob5790.htm
After last night's downpour it was nice to see some sun today. And some fantastic news: we had another sighting of a bittern from the Public hide yesterday.
Today, a cetti's warbler was heard calling on the opposite side of the Causeway to the grit trays and we were visited by a kestrel. Five otters were seen from the Lower hide too.
Over the weekend i went for a wander down to the Griesdale hide and a red deer stag was warming up his vocal chords. It's quite eerie hearing their bellows echoing across the reedbed as we head into the rutting season.
For anyone who has yet to see the bearded tits -otherwise known as reedlings - here is a picture
Today was the first day of our new RSPB Phoenix Group which is fantastic news!
The group will meet once a month on a Sunday and there will be loads of wild things being planned throughout the year.
If you're aged 13 to 19 and fancy joining in then come along on Sunday 23 October from 1 to 3 pm. We would love to see you!
For more information please email email@example.com
Here's a quick picture I took of some of the leaders...they are a really friendly bunch!