Reports received

Just in case there is not a post. Today’s reports include up to 4 bittern giving great value at the Ivy North hide, with the female smew and 2 Egyptian geese also reported from Ivy Lake. On Ibsley Water the gull roost again produced the goods tonight with at least 600 common gull, the adult Caspian gull and, at last, a first winter Iceland gull.

At Ivy North hide with the bitternfest now in full swing, the hide can get very busy, hopefully the layout allows most to get a good view, but if you are visiting please try and give everyone a chance. I know the views are about as good as can be got anywhere and it is hard to drag yourself away, but please try if there are people waiting.



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  1. So often I have been unlucky on the ‘bittern hunt’ so bringing my 9 yr. old granddaughter on the same quest seemed a bit risky as I didnt want to put her off birdwatching for life!
    “Put her off?!!” Within one minute of arrival at Ivy North we had seen ONE bittern – within 15 minutes we’d seen FOUR – and one had flown back and forth
    between the reed clumps right in front of us!
    None of us will ever forget it and once again Blashford has come up trumps!
    Thank you so much.

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