12th July 2015 seen by Alastair Gray

West End: The following sightings were among the highlights of the Open Day. The only raptor seen was a Red Kite which drifted low west. Waders included 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers. 2 Little Egrets dropped in late afternoon. 6 Common Terns were hawking around catching fish. At least 2 Sand Martins many Swallows and low numbers of House Martins and Swifts  were seen during the day. Although common, perhaps the bird of the day was a Collard Dove flying past the hide, 3 Teal and 10+ Lapwings were around. A pair of Kingfishers were along the north bank.

Whillets: The netting and ringing demonstration was held by the reed bed in the meadow. Some 8 Reed Warblers and a number of other birds were ringed.

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