A yellow-browed warbler still in the scrub/trees at the top of the zig-zag path today (ie about 100m from the visitor centre) - elusive but a few folk have managed to catch up with it. It was found on Monday by a couple of regular visitors and by the sounds of it, has been roaming between west mead hide and top of the zig-zags since then. This is a rare bird in Sussex and extremely unusual away from the coast, so we are hoping it stays for a few more days at least. An obliging group of about 15 redpolls were feeding in the birches alongside the zig-zags - good entertainment if the yellow-browed warbler isn't on show . Firecrest(s) still being seen around the site, many fieldfares overhead and a few in the hedges. A few golden plover, ruff and black-tailed godwits in amongst the lapwing flocks on the brooks. Marsh harrier, buzzard and kestrel were noted around the site.
Yesterday, 2 spoonbills and med' gull dropped into the north brooks for a few hours and a short-eared owl was seen on the riverbank.