Busy times here at the wetlands! There seems to be new life appearing everywhere, which is great! More on that later, but firstly here is a news update. Birds of note over the last couple of weeks include a female/imm type Marsh Harrier that has been seen regularly quartering the reed beds towards the copse. Bearded Tit sightings are on the rise as family groups are very active moving through the reed beds. Up to two Cuckoos have been calling away, making use of the pylons above the reed beds to ensure there song carries afar, also a late arriving female Whinchat was a nice little find out on the visitor centre environs.
Here is an interesting image of a Grey Heron wrestling with an unfortunate Grass Snake on the visitor centre scrape. After a few failed attempts of gobbling the snake whole, the Heron opted for the patient approach, which soon paved the way for a nice, long lunch. Never rush your dinner I was always told!