Birds seen on the reserve today included:
Black necked grebe, 2 common scoter, 432 greylag geese, 2 ruddy ducks, 52 Goosander, 4 goldeneye – Ibsley Water
Bittern, great white egret, little egret, water rail – Ivy Lake.
The late afternoon starling roost to the west of Ibsley Water has been huge the last 3 days, with estimates of between of 15,000 – 20,000 birds present. They are best viewed from the Tern hide car park looking west towards the A338, from 3.30pm with the majority of the action over by 4pm.