Thursday, 25 March 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Monday, 22 March 2010

Osprey and Raven, RW, 19th March

03(97) back for his 12th season. Just a few hours after arriving back from his winter quarters a Raven decided to try its luck. You never appreciate a Ravens size and bulk until you see one next to an equally large bird.

Bittern, RW

The 2 Bitterns were hanging on but the last time i saw one was at 06.15 on the 18th March.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Bittern and Otter, RW, 3rd March

Having not seen either of the 2 regular Bitterns the previous 2 nights i was beginning to wonder whether they had migrated even though the weather had not been ideal. However just before dark a Bittern walked out into an area of cut reeds and displayed like mad. No other Bittern was visible although an Otter did pass by shortly after wards. It settled down on the waters edge and was still visible at 7.30pm silhouetted against the water. Was it one of the 2 regulars (they always roosted in the reed-heads) or was it a passing migrant?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Otter, RW, 2nd March

It did exactly the same as last night - scent marked on a runaway tern raft. A large individual (pres' male) with a very strong tail.