The best thing about opening the hides in the morning is the wildlife is often very close, and this morning when I opened the Tern Hide I was greeted by close views of the birds on Ibsley Water including:
Other birds reported on the reserve today include:
Bittern, great white egret, shelduck – Ivy Lake
goldeneye, green sandpiper, 7 little egrets – Rockford Lake
Kingfisher – Education centre dipping pond
The evening starling roost was big but nowhere near as big as yesterday, perhaps some of the birds have moved on already.
The great white egret turned up in front the new camera on Ivy Lake too, here is a photo from the TV screen in the education centre: