Ibsley Water: Oystercatcher 2, red-crested pochard 1, goosander 39
Woodland Hide: marsh tit, reed bunting, mealy redpoll 2
Ivy lake: green sandpiper, water rail
2 Red kites were seen from the Goosander hide on Sunday, even coming down to drink from Ibsley Water, and singles were reported from the Tern hide on Monday and Tuesday. Chiffchaffs have been singing on the reserve since Monday with at least four birds present, but the hoped for sand martins haven’t turned up yet, maybe tomorrow…
Not on the reserve but just up the road, I have seen a great grey shrike on Rockford Common the last 2 evenings at about 5.30pm. I managed to take this poor photo of it.
Finally if you are visiting the reserve tomorrow morning, the reserve volunteers will be filling up potholes in the track to the education centre so please use the Tern Hide car park.